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Stop a person you know from being scammed

As a care professional, or a carer such as a relative, friend or neighbour, you may be one of the few people in regular contact with the person you look after. You are in a unique position to help stop them being scammed. You can do that by knowing what to watch out for, passing on some simple tips, and knowing where to go for help. 

We want to ensure that we give people in Cornwall as much help as possible to avoid scams.  The 'Can you stop the person you care for from being scammed?' advice leaflet produced by the Office of Fair Trading provides advice and assistance to help carers and care professionals.

If you would like to speak to someone about a scam the Citizens Advice consumer service provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues. Visit the Citizens Advice Bureau ‘Advice Guide’ webpage or call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 04 05 06.   

  • If you think that people who fall for scam letters are foolish …..  Read Jessica’s Story
  • If you believe you have been a victim of fraud you can report this to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via the Action Fraud website 
  • The Get Safe Online website is a joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement, leading businesses and the public sector. It aims to provide computer users and small businesses with free, independent, user-friendly advice that will allow them to use the internet confidently, safely and securely.
  • Online banking is an enormously popular but it pays to be aware of the ways in which criminals can try to gain access to your bank account and to learn how to protect yourself and your money by visiting Bank Safe Online

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