About scams

Scams are one of the most common types of fraud. They can come in many forms but all are designed to trick you to get hold of your money.

Most scams:

  • Start through contact you weren't expecting, such as an unexpected phone call, social media message, email or knock on the door.
  • Offer exciting advantages to get you interested. They promise things like easy money, great bargains or inside knowledge.
  • Eventually lead to a request for money or personal information. Scammers ask you to do things like enter details on a website, answer questions in a survey or pay upfront for what they've promised.

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