Scams are schemes to con you out of money. They usually come by email, phone or post, and target businesses and individuals.
You can avoid becoming a victim by knowing the warning signs of scams.
Examples seen by us in Jersey include fake lottery letters sent to householders, emails that appear to have come from people's genuine bank or building society, and calls from companies persuading people to buy non-existent services. All of these scams, of course, are designed to get your money.
Always be alert to the warning signs of a scam. The tactics that conmen use are designed to make it difficult for you to say no, so by knowing what to look out for, you'll be better able to protect yourself against scammers.
Be very careful about who you share your personal information with. Your bank or building society would never call you without warning and ask you to disclose your pin number, date of birth or other personal information.
> ActionFraud website
You can also contact Trading Standards on tel 01534 448160.
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