A Thames Valley Alert containing advice on how to stop nuisance calls and/or texts and how to report scam mail.
If you’re called out of the blue, you should be suspicious. If you get a lot of cold calls, use a call blocker to block unwanted phone calls. You can also sign up to the Telephone Preference Service register. You can find more advice on how to stop nuisance calls and texts https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/phone-internet-downloads-or-tv/stop-getting-nuisance-calls-and-texts/
Age UK research found that more than a fifth of older people across the UK who feel like they’ve been targeted by scammers didn’t tell anyone because they felt too embarrassed. There is help and advice available. Contact the Citizens Advice or report scams to Action Fraud.
If you think you or someone you know is receiving scam mail you can report it to @RoyalMail by freepost, email or telephone. You can see more information on their website https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/303
Don’t forget, you can:
– Get advice from the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline at 03454 04 05 06
– Report scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or @actionfrauduk on Twitter or online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud
– Tell friends, family and neighbours about scams you’ve seen or heard about.
– The Victim support charity gives free & confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends & anyone else affected. Visit https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
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