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Scams & misinformation can have devastating consequences for everyone involved.  The Action Fraud website provides a full A_Z of the different types of scams https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud-category

A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat people out of money.

The most common scam is known as phishing which fraudsters use to access valuable personal details such as usernames and passwords.  Messages generally try to convince the recipient that they are from a trusted source.  It’s important to know how to protect yourself:

  • Never give login or personal details, be aware and proactive when responding to emails / calls.
  • Set up a spam filter on your emails and make sure you mark relevant emails a spam.
  • Never respond to messages, or click on links if you’re unsure of the sender
  • Make sure devices have the latest anti-virus software.
  • Ensure you report any phishing attempts or scams to Action Fraud UK

If you’ve fallen victim to a scam or cybercime report it via Action Fraud UK.

Report any phishing emails to report@phishing.gov.uk

Get advice from trusted networks, the Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Scam Prevention Service can offer free and confidential support.

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