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The section provides information on various types of scams - if in doubt always double check. If it is too good to be true then it normally is a scam.
Advance Fee Fraud involves a payment in advance for a promise of wealth (419 Fraud).
Card fraud includes the use of stolen cards to make direct purchases.
Identity Fraud is often quoted as Britain’s fastest growing crime. It involves the misuse of identity information in order to commit crime.
As traditional investments become less popular due to lower returns, high yield investments have become more attractive to fraudsters.
Commonly known as ‘scams’, these frauds target the unwary and arrive in the form of unsolicited e-mail, letters or telephone calls.
How to buy or sell a vehicle safely.
Our advice on this type of fraud that uses telephones and mobile phones
How to safely use auction sites and online ticketing services.
Our advice for home working and avoiding business opportunity fraud.
Their objective is to send ‘bad money’ which may be in the form of a stolen cheque or forged bankers draft and get ‘good money’ in return.
Marketing phone calls, unsolicited letters and email are legitimate marketing practices for many companies.
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