Help with spotting scams

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The Met Police have produced a great little booklet, the Little Book of Big Scams, and you can read it online at http://www.met.police.uk/docs/little_book_scam.pdf

Thames Valley Police – Reporting Fraud and internet crime:

https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/da/28652/How_To_Report_Fraud___Internet_Crime.html

Met Police Fraud Alert:

http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/

Financial Services Agency UK:

http://www.fsa.gov.uk/consumerinformation/scamsandswindles

Citizens Advice Bureau Scams:

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/search.htm?query=Scams

UK Tax scams:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm

Independent Banking Advisory service:

http://www.ibas.co.uk/Current%20Scams.htm

Common Lottery Scams:

http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/help/yoursecurity/commonscams.ftl

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, http://www.hoax-slayer.com and www.snopes.com/crime

Scams – Detect, Report, Avoid, Survive:

http://www.scamwebsites.co.uk

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