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Top Ten Scams

Alert message sent 05/03/2021 09:47:00

Information sent on behalf of Durham Constabulary


ALL scams are despicable and so are the scammers who are using the current pandemic to their advantage 
  • There has been a 66% increase in scams.
  • 1 in 3 are receiving scams.
  • However, it is so under reported, that the figures don’t reflect the true picture.
  • Please DO NOT be afraid to admit falling victim to a scam and ALWAYS report a scam to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 
  • Or report online to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
  • If you report a scam, you might help to prevent other people from becoming victims too
#ScamAwareness #FriendsAgainstScams

Here’s a reminder of some of the latest scams to be aware of 
  • Any vaccination scam
  • Track and Trace
  • Lockdown loneliness – puppy scams/romance scams
  • Brexit
  • Internet provider
  • Subscription – example Netflix, Amazon
  • Doorstep liars
  • Banking scams
  • Delivery scams
  • HMRC scams
Why not become a “Friends Against Scams Champion” and click the link below to follow the simple and short online learning video. 
https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/elearning/durham

I did the online learning video so that I could brush up on my scam awareness skills to help to protect myself and others.
 
 
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Susie Blake (Police , Partnerships Officer, Durham Constabulary)

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