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Scam Alert

Jun 29, 2021

Category: News
Posted by: newcastle

It might be a scam if:

it seems too good to be true – for example, a holiday that’s much cheaper than you’d expect

 
someone you don’t know contacts you unexpectedly


you suspect you’re not dealing with a real company – for example, if there’s no postal address


you’ve been asked to transfer money quickly


you've been asked to pay in an unusual way – for example, by iTunes vouchers or through a transfer service like MoneyGram or Western Union


you’ve been asked to give away personal information like passwords or PINs


you haven't had written confirmation of what's been agreed

 

If you’ve given away money or information because of a scam, there are things you should do. Check what to do if you’ve been scammed.  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/what-to-do-if-youve-been-scammed/

If you haven’t been scammed but you’ve seen something you think is a scam, you should report it. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam/

If you’re not sure if something is a scam, contact one of our scams advisers. They'll give you advice about what to do next.


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