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Protecting family from online scams

The ultimate guide to avoiding online fraud in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity and challenge of introducing older family members to the pleasures and pitfalls of the internet. But avoiding the predators is a long-term task. And it won’t be an easy one for anyone who isn’t constantly up-to-date and alert to the latest attempts to steal their data and […]

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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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News bits

In this week’s news we look at the fall in bank branches and ATMs; property, pensions and retirement income; cost of living in privately rented property; latest figures on scams; growing complaints about abuse of Lasting Power of Attorney; eggs and heart disease; and day surgery shake-ups in NI.   Age and the cashless society […]

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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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