MP James Heappey backs scams awareness intiative
MP James Heappey has this week joined with the Citizens
Advice Bureau to support Scam Awareness Month.
initiative aims to provide support for those local people who
have been scammed and protect people from being caught out.
said: "Raising awareness of the types of scams that exist
is vital; it is all too easy to accidentally fall victim to the
very sophisticated conning techniques that are being employed."
more that people feel informed about the methods that are being
used the less likely they are to become a victim."
Devon and Somerset over 4000 people have been caught out, the
majority being elderly and vulnerable, and we must do everything
possible to protect others from suffering the same misfortune."
like this are a great way to let people know about the support
and advice that is available via organisations like the Citizens
Hubbard, from Sedgemoor CAB, said: "The key things to remember
are if it seems too good to be true - it probably is. Also, treat
unexpected calls or offers with suspicion, particularly if they
seem too good to be true."
send money to someone you haven't met. Your bank will not ask
you for your PIN or your online banking password. Your bank will
not ask you to transfer money to a new account for reasons of
fraud. If you suspect a 'phone scam - hang up and wait for
5 minutes for the line to clear. Genuine computer companies do
not make unsolicited calls to offer to fix your computer."