Scam Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 03/08/2019 08:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Recently there has been an increase in scams being reported . The scams vary between
Romance Scams , Lottery Scams, Banking Scams, Door to Door Scams. Telephone scams etc.
Here are some golden rules to follow to help protect you from becoming a victim of a scam.

1- Be suspicious of all ' too good to be true ' offers and deals.
2- Do not agree to offers and deals immediately. Insist on time to obtain independent /legal advice before making a decision.
3- Do not hand over money or sign anything until you have checked the credentials of the company.
4- Never send money to anyone you do not know or trust.
5- Never give banking or personal details to anyone you do not know or trust.
6- Always log on to a website directly rather than clicking on a link provided in an email.
7- Do not rely soley on glowing testimonials find solid independent evidence.
8- Always get independent /legal advice if an offer involves money,time or commitment.
9- If you spot a scam REPORT it ! Contact Action Fraud on 0300 1232040 or online
10- DO NOT be embarrassed to report a scam. Scammers of cunning and clever. There is no shame in being deceived. By reporting a scam you will make it more difficult for them to deceive others.

Please share this with friends and family.  For Anymore  advice  please check the Cheshire police website as we have a section on there relating to scams.

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Phil Hambleton (Police, PCSO, Northwich LPU North South PCSO)

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