Help & Advice
How to stay Scam Safe
Never send cash, disclose personal details or buy goods to claim a prize. Watch out for secret deals, get rich quick schemes, claims, & inheritance notifications. Always seek professional advice before signing up for any type of investment scheme including land, wine & property.
If you receive a suspicious phone call…
Remember, you do not have to get into discussions over the phone with anyone, and never give out any personal information, such as bank or credit card details. These could be used fraudulently.
Keep your business, your business. Just say “No thank you, I am not interested” and hang up straight away.
To report a scam call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
Help for a victim suffering with Jessica Scam Syndrome (JSS)
If you need help for a victim who is behaving like Jessica you might like to send for a free booklet or our information pack which includes a DVD. The hard hitting DVD has been designed to help victims understand they are being scammed, and that the best way forward would be to have their mail re-directed to a relative or trusted person. (see contact us page for details)
Don’t be fooled by criminals claiming to be clairvoyants…
Criminals claiming to be clairvoyants hunt down the socially isolated, superstitions, bereaved or troubled. They try to ‘befriend’ the victim by showing false concern, then demand fees to keep danger away or direct happiness towards them. Many swear the victim to secrecy.
It’s important to remember that these so–called mystics, clairvoyants, mediums and spiritualists do not know you personally….They are sending identical letters and making the same phone calls to thousands of people. No harm will befall you or your loved ones if you don’t pay up…but if you stay in the trap, you could be financially destroyed!
There are lots of people who can help you if you feel you are being targeted. Go to our contact us page and find out what help is available.
Remember …Once your name is on a “suckers” list, the only way to stop receiving scam mail is to stop responding!
Remember … No genuine lottery or competition would ask you to buy goods or send money to claim a prize!
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