July is scam awareness month, here are some useful tips you can use to to stay safe.
- Don’t be rushed – resist pressure to make a decision straight away.
- If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.
- Don’t suffer in silence – speak out about scams.
- If you haven’t bought a ticket – you can’t win it.
- Never send money to someone you have never met or don’t trust.
- You shouldn’t have to pay anything to get a prize.
- Contacted out of the blue – be suspicious.
- Reject cold calls offering investments or pension advice.
- Walk away from job ads that ask for money in advance.
- Your bank will never attend your home to collect cash, your pin, payment card or chequebook if you are a victim of fraud.
- Your bank will never phone you to ask for your pin or online banking password.
- Your bank will never ask you to transfer money to a new account for fraud reasons.
- Suspect a phone scam? Hang up, wait five minutes to clear the line or use another phone to call your bank.
- Genuine Computer firms do not make unsolicited phone calls to help you fix your computer.
Please find below a flyer which offers information on what you should do if you are a victim, or suspicious of scams.