How can I protect someone from fraud?

Fraud can affect anyone, and you can help protect your friends, family and neighbours by telling them about different types of scams to help them be savvy about fraud.

You can also help by looking out for signs that could mean they are being targeted by fraudsters:

  • lots of junk mail – postal or email
  • unexpected or suspicious calls, texts or emails
  • visits from strangers
  • lots of deliveries for things they don’t seem to need
  • an unexpected change in financial circumstances, or money troubles
  • uncomfortable talking about money
  • unnecessary work to their house or garden
  • a new friendship that seems out of place somehow

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