Scams

Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They usually come by post, phone or email.

Fake lotteries and prize draws, bogus psychic predictions, get rich quick investments and miracle health cures are just some of the many tricks that scammers try. The tactics that these conmen use are so powerful that it can be difficult to say no.

As we become aware of new scams, we’ll be adding them here!

If you are a business, check out our page dedicated to Business Scams.

If you receive something that you think may be a scam, please report it to Citizens Advice Service on 03454 040506.

If you have been the victim of a scam, please report the matter to Action Fraud via their website, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

4 Responses to Scams

  1. Michael Dwells says:

    I knew something about this fake lottery call because I got a call myself. The scammer used 02070597699 and told me I won $500 000 in a drawing. I got picked based on the last four digits of my Visa card number. Although I haven’t heard about this scam in the news, I was suspicious right away and hung. As much as it would be nice to get that money, I knew it was a bluff. I took note of the phone number and reported it.

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  4. I received a email claiming it was from Liliane Bettencourt also, I have blocked that email address, there is also a scam out claiming it’s from the Walton Family foundation. Why these people do this, is beyond me.

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