The Age Action Alliance has created some leaflets to help older people and other vulnerable adults to spot scams.
Anyone can easily fall victim to a scam. Scams are looking to get you to part with personal information or money. While some scams are fairly easy to spot, criminals make their operations look as plausible as possible. Many scams are old tricks but criminals are ingenious and creative and forever updating their techniques with new twists or by using the latest technology. Those who respond to a scam end up having their details put on what criminals call “suckers lists”. Scammers sell these lists to other scammers all over the world. This can result in a victim being plagued by letters and phone calls.
The first leaflet provides advice on how to spot a variety of scams including:
- telephone scams
- doorstep scams
- Investment scams
- Email / Electronic scams
- Mobile / Text scams
- Pension scams
- Postal Scams
Click here to view the full leaflet from Age Action Alliance.
Click here to view the related factsheet.