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Beware Phone Scams – Part 3

It can be hard for any of us to tell the difference between a scam and cold calling. It can be even harder for those who are older, live alone or are vulnerable.


So it makes sense to know some common scams so you can be prepared and this is the third in our series highlighting some of the most common.


Texts with fake links

You might receive a text asking you to follow a link to fix a problem with one of your accounts or to track a parcel. These links will often take you to a fake website and get you to log in, which scammers can then use to access your information.


Telephone Preference Service scams

Watch out for calls asking you to pay to renew your membership of the Telephone Preference Service. The service is free and any calls asking you to pay for it are scams.


Pension or debt management offers

Be wary of cold calls or texts from strange numbers offering products or services, such as pension or debt management.

 

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