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A warning to Warwickshire residents if you get a suspicious call from people claiming to be the Police who are 'investigating fraud'
The list of types of online fraud is always growing. This article features a list of the most common things to look out for.
If you are ever buying something online, always check for https:// and a padlock within the address bar. This means that all the information entered on the web page is secured between yourself and the website.
If you are ever in doubt about a company, use search engines and social media to find out as much information about them as possible before deciding to do business with them.
It is always recommended to use travel operators who are ATOL and/or ABTA protected. Check on the ATOL and ABTA sites to verify that the company genuinely is – and hasn’t just made up a number for these.
ALSO: be aware of posting photos from your holiday and ‘checking in’ at the airport on social media – you are advertising to potential burglars that your house is empty!
Be wary of any approaches by phone, email, text or in person about cashing in your pension before you reach retirement age.
Be wary of approaches to invest your lump sum ... especially those with returns that seem too good to be true (because they probably are).
Always speak to a financial adviser who is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.
If you have been cold called and suspect it was a scam...
When criminals access your details to either open an account in your name, or to take over an account held in your name.
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