What should you do if you are experiencing Phone Scams?
Source: admin Release Time: 20:53:53 2019-01-08
If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them. And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Scams and fraud are on the rise, and if you’re unlucky enough to be caught up in one, the best thing you can do to begin the recovery process is to report it.Before you report a scam or fraud, and you think you might have been scammed yourself, there are two things you need to do: 1. Stop sending money straight away. If the payment has been set up as a Direct Debit, get in touch with your bank to stop this immediately. 2. Beware of follow-up scams. Sometimes after you’ve initially been scammed you might get targeted again by a fraudster who says they can get your money back. 3.For most scams, you would first go to Action Fraud. If a scam is putting you or someone else in danger and it’s an emergency though, you need to call the police on 999. 4.You think the police need to preserve evidence or prevent loss, such as CCTV, or recover large amounts of money transferred from bank accounts before it can be transferred away.