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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Vacancies for 3 Telephone Gateway Assessors/Advisers

We are looking to recruit 3 telephone Gateway Assessors/Advisers Role purpose: To provide an initial telephone assessment and basic information and advice to callers who use our National advice line and to clients who contact us via our SMS service. To follow up with detailed telephone advice if required. The posts will be full-time, fixed term for one year initially, but will be l...
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Vacancy for part-time Campaigns and Communications Officer

Campaigns and Communications Officer Based in Camborne or Liskeard Salary: £19,000 per annum (pro-rata) 22.5 hours per week Download further details and an application form below. NB. CVs are not accepted. Closing date: Monday 4th July 2016 at 9 a.m. 2015 staff__download_notes_on_completing_application_form - Copy 2015 staff_application_form covering letter campaigns ...
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It is vital to prioritise your debt repayments!

People are placing themselves at greater risk of losing their home, visits from bailiffs and even prison by paying off consumer credit debts before other priority debts, warns Citizens Advice. New evidence from the charity reveals 28% of people would prioritise consumer credit debts - such as credit card bills, personal loans or overdraft repayments - ahead of household bills, like rent, mortgage...
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Benefit Cap update from DWP

DWP have introduced changes to the benefit cap: 'The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respect...
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