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Scam awareness month- July 2016

 

Hello Everyone,

July is scam awareness month, here are some useful tips you can use to to stay safe.

  • Don’t be rushed – resist pressure to make a decision straight away.
  • If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.
  • Don’t suffer in silence – speak out about scams.
  • If you haven’t bought a ticket – you can’t win it.
  • Never send money to someone you have never met or don’t trust.
  • You shouldn’t have to pay anything to get a prize.
  • Contacted out of the blue¬†– be suspicious.
  • Reject cold calls offering investments or pension advice.
  • Walk away from job ads that ask for money in advance.
  • Your bank will never attend your home to collect cash, your pin, payment card or chequebook if you are a victim of fraud.
  • Your bank will never phone you to ask for your pin or online banking password.
  • Your bank will never ask you to transfer money to a new account for fraud reasons.
  • Suspect a phone scam? Hang up, wait five minutes to clear the line or use another phone to call your bank.
  • Genuine Computer firms do not make unsolicited phone calls to help you fix your computer.

 

Please find below a flyer which offers information on what you should do if you are a victim, or suspicious of scams.

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