How to spot frauds and scams

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A recommended read from our Tenant Advice Team is this new guide from Scotland’s Cyber and Fraud Centre. It’s full of useful tips including how to spot common online scams and what to do if something goes wrong.

The helpful guide covers different types of scams including telephone, bank, parcel delivery, investment and pension, and cryptocurrency scams. It also describes how scammers can impersonate your friends and family members on WhatsApp.

Five top tips inside the guide are:

  • Take caution when answering or responding to unexpected calls or emails
  • Never share sensitive information (such as passwords or bank account numbers) over the phone or by email
  • Be wary of offers that sound too good to be true, they probably are
  • Use a shredder to destroy personal documents before recycling
  • Speak to people you trust about any concerns you may have

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