Day 4 – Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week.

The theme for today is Fraud, Scams and Cybercrime.

For all Information, Advice and a variety of accessible Resources, please visit the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board Website here.

This has been a difficult and challenging year for all of us and whilst we might not ordinarily think of ourselves as vulnerable we are all concerned about our safety and that of our loved ones and our daily routines have changed considerably so we might not be thinking straight all the time – this is when the scammers are at their most successful.

Staying safe from scams

Take Five

Stop – Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

Challenge – Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Protect – Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.

And use our own A, B, C of scam awareness:

A – Never Assume a caller, email or text is genuine.

B – Never Believe a caller, email or text is genuine.

C – Always Confirm by contacting a trusted number, family member, friend, your bank’s fraud department or the police to check if it’s genuine.

Reporting a Scam

  • For advice on scams call – Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline: 0808 250 5050
  • To report a scam call – Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040

If you are concerned about somebody you care about or for more information on scams visit www.iwasp.org.uk