Beware imposter ‘CAB’ cold callers

Imposters claiming to be from Citizens Advice are cold calling people offering help with accident claims. We will never contact you to sell you something or, for example, to offer you a loan. What to do if you think it's a scam If you are cold called or get a text about things such as loan offers, help with debt problems or accident claims – it is almost certainly a scam. Make sure you...
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How to report a scam

Continuing our Scams Awareness month, here you can find out how to report a scam. Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They can arrive by post, phone call, text message or email, or from someone coming to your home. It’s very distressing to be caught out by a scam. But it’s important to report it to try and stop the scammer striking again If you’ve been a victim of a scam, clic...
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Top tips to avoid online scams

Online scams are schemes to con you out of your money using your computer and the internet, either through fake websites or emails. Although there are many ways scammers can get into your computer to steal your money and identity, there are ways you can protect yourself. For more information: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/scams/common-scams/computer-and-online-scams/top-...
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Beware of Telephone Scams

This week for Scams Awareness Month we’re focusing on phone scams – the most common type of scam in the UK. Cut down unwanted phone calls. Register your number with the Telephone Preference Service: www.tpsonline.org.uk Tel: 0845 070 0707 Registered with the Telephone Preference Service and still getting nuisance calls? Report them @ ico.org.uk/for-the-public Be Scam Aware: ● Cold...
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July is Scams Awareness Month

Scams Awareness Month July 1 - July 31 Scams Awareness Month is all about creating a self-supporting network of confident, alert, consumers. People ready, willing and able to spot scams. Scams Awareness Month is an important part of the fight-back. It aims to give consumers the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity. I...
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Brexit – how it affects you

The UK public has voted to leave the EU. This means it’s likely that some laws will change in the future - but not immediately. Everything will stay the same until new laws are made. If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, your rights to live, work or get benefits won’t change unless the government passes new laws. If you’re a UK citizen living in the EU or travelling to the EU, your ri...
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