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Cost of Living Scams

Criminals are still using the cost of living crisis to scam the public

– do not become a victim –

Action Fraud are repeating their warning about cost of living scams in the lead up to Christmas

So once again we are encouraging members of the public to be extra vigilant against fraud, especially in sharing your personal and financial details with people you do not know. Do not let the fraudsters cash in on the cost of living crisis,

and please make sure you share this message with any friends and family who may be more vulnerable.

Common scams that are still circulating right now include:

• Energy Bill Rebates

• Cost of Living Payments

• Fuel Vouchers, Phone Bill discounts and Supermarket offers

• Fake Investment opportunities

Also beware of Non-Delivery and Non-Payment Scams.

• Non–Delivery Scam means a buyer pays in advance for goods or services online but those items are never received

• Non-Payment Scam means the seller sends goods sold via an online sales site but the seller never gets paid

Remember that criminals are expert at gaining your confidence and impersonating Government Agencies, Utility companies, Businesses and the Police.

As stated before, If it looks too good to be true it probably is.

Always be aware, and do not let Fraudsters and Scammers ruin your Christmas.