Little Book of BIG Scams

The Rotary Club of Seaford together and Business Partners support have reproduced a series of monthly extracts from ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ in Seaford Scene to increase awareness of the risks to becoming a victim of a scam.

 

The Rotary Club of Seaford together and Business Partners support have reproduced a series of monthly extracts from ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ in Seaford Scene to increase awareness in the elderly and vulnerable of the risks to becoming a victim of a scam.  Over the next 12 months a different extract will be published, and they should be seen as a general guide to many scams currently operating in the UK.

The extracts originally compiled by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and made available by the Metropolitan and Sussex Police are intended to show some easy steps that can be taken by residents of Seaford and others to minimise the risks of becoming a scam victim.

Scams target people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels and figures, more than   50% of over 65’s have been the subject of scams but only 5% have been reported. Do not be embarrassed to report a scam because the scammers are cunning and clever there is no shame in being deceived.

 One of the best ways to fight the scammers is to take steps to avoid being caught out in the first place and to alert the local community when we have been subjected to a scam.

 

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