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Watch Out for Fraudsters

I just want to remind everyone to just be vigilant as Fraudsters are out to fleece you, during these hard lockdown times.  I myself have had 3 texts this week, one claiming to be from the Inland Revenue, one from the mobile phone company EE and another Claiming to be from Amazon.  Most are offering rebates saying you are owed money, or that your payment method has expired. They are just after your account details to empty your account.

If you are concerned your payment details have expired or you owe money.  Hang Up, use your online portal or call the company concerned using what you know to be their legitimate number.

I read an article from the Mirror describing how a Grandad had fallen victim to a telephone fraudster, you can read it here: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grandad-74-fleeced-out-life-23118355 which has prompted me to write this reminder.

Please if you have not seen the person or do not know who they are, just hang up and do not reply.

These fraudsters are clever, they will befriend you, and then will pressurize you to part with your bank details.

There are lot's of the website that helps victims of Fraud and to help you prevent it, here are a couple to help you:

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Age UK

Remember if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

The only way to stop these people is for everyone not to give them anything!  I don't know how they sleep at night!


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