Beware of Scams
In these difficult times criminals are taking advantage of people’s heightened anxieties and vulnerabilities to expand their activities. The many and various means they use to defraud and exploit their victims include bogus websites, emails and text messages, the telephone and calling at the door.
Fraudsters present themselves in many ways. Posing as Government or other officials, offering services or medical supplies or pretending to be collecting for charities are just a few of their methods, while modern technology provides a means for them to present in a very convincing and plausible manner.
Scam Awareness Fortnight is an annual initiative organised by Citizens Advice. You can find more information on the Citizens Advice check if something might be a scam page.
There is useful general advice on Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s scam awareness fortnight page along with a means of reporting suspected scams for those who live within the borough.