Appeals, Local News & Archive — July 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm — Updated: July 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Have you been targetted by a telephone scam?

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Telephone scams are happening in the Point FM area, you may be targetted or somebody close to you.  Below are some handy points on signs that you are being targetted by a telephone scams.

  • Contact out of the blue
  • Pressure to make a decision immediately
  • If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is
  • Being asked to send money to someone you have never met
  • Being told you’ve won a competition you haven’t entered
  • If someone asks you to pay a fee to release a prize you’ve won
  • Someone saying they are from your bank and asking for your PIN or password – a bank will never ask for this information
  • Job adverts that ask for money in advance

If you spot a con or believe you have been scammed contact your local Citizen Advice branch or the charity service on 03454 040506

 

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