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Older people are increasingly the target for criminal activity. How can we help?

Protecting the vulnerable against tax scammers

Protecting older people from tax scams

Today’s scammers try to take on any persona possible to relieve the vulnerable of the contents of the bank accounts, or even their savings and investments. A particular favourite at the moment seems to be fake messages from the tax office, demanding payments or even offering to help with refunds from HMRC. What sort of […]

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Scamming phone callers asking for payment cards

It’s always wise to be wary of the identity of a person you don’t know when speaking to them on the phone, even if they give you a name or a phone number. If a call you’ve received ‘doesn’t seem quite right’, it’s better safe than sorry. Report fraud or attempted fraud, by contacting Action […]

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Top tips for keeping the scammers out

Scamming seems to be a growth industry and the techniques that scammers use can be overt or subtle. Shân Hughes provides a roundup of advice that you can pass on to older members of the family to keep them safe both in their home and online. And she offers some pointers to getting trusted help […]

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