Information from Thames Valley Police and the Neighbourhood Watch on being ‘Scam Aware’.
**June is Scams Awareness Month**
Have you fallen victim to a scam?
Don’t be silent. Stigma is a big problem in the fight against scams. Talking about it can not only help you to find support but also prevent others from falling victim to scams. Take a look at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/spotting-a-scam/
Tactics used by scammers can include sending spam texts. You can report them to www.ico.org.uk/concerns
Remember, computer firms DO NOT make unsolicited phone calls to help fix your computers.
Did you know, last year @ukftweets reported 1.9 million cases of frauds on UK-issued cards, cheque fraud and remote banking fraud. Don’t miss a trick.
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 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/
Be Scam Aware!
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