If you’ve been scammed, it’s important to remember that it isn’t your fault and you have nothing to feel ashamed about. Scammers are very good what they do and they spend a lot of time making their scams look genuine.
If you’ve been the victim of a scam or you know someone that has it’s important to report it. Reporting will help the authorities prevent the scammers from deceiving others.
To report and ask for advice about a scam contact:
03454 04 05 06
0300 123 2040
You should notify your bank if you think you have been a victim, this should help to protect from future fraud, and your bank may be able to support you.
Talk to family or a friend about your experience and don’t let embarrassment prevent you from reporting a scam.
Councillor Sally Haydon, Cabinet Member for Customer Focus and Community Safety and Dr Ruth Harrell, Director for Public Health at Plymouth City Council have joined the Friends Against Scams campaign, an initiative that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to ‘Take a… Read More
Residents across the South West are being reminded to keep their guard up against scammers, following the successful investigation into a trader. Victims of jailed rogue plumber Gary Henry from North Devon will receive more than £16,000 of his ill-gotten gains. An Exeter Crown Court Judge ordered Henry, 56, from… Read More