Help with spotting scams


The Met Police have produced a great little booklet, the Little Book of Big Scams, and you can read it online at

Thames Valley Police – Reporting Fraud and internet crime:

Met Police Fraud Alert:

Financial Services Agency UK:

Citizens Advice Bureau Scams:

UK Tax scams:

Independent Banking Advisory service:

Common Lottery Scams:

Postal Scams: it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact the m on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).  DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .  If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call. If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

Use either of these sites to check something suspicious, and

Scams – Detect, Report, Avoid, Survive:

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