..What's going on?

In general, all kinds of people are victims to scams, it doesn’t matter your background, gender or age, if you have a telephone, you have probably had a couple shady calls already.

However, older people are singled out immediately due to situations that may make them vulnerable, especially if they are lonely and/or living with dementia.

The impacts that these scams cause are devastating to anyone and the people in the UK alone lose at least £10bn each year with some people losing £50,000+ in some cases of fraud.

 

For help or more information, you can contact me at help@phonescam.co.uk

STATISTICS

All relevant information I could find to show how effectively deceiving some of these scams can be and it's effect on the UK as a whole.

TYPES OF SCAMS & 

HOW TO LOOK OUT FOR THEM

Listing most of the possible scams people will approach you with and pointing out big red flags you should look out for.

RECEIVED A CALL? 

SUBMIT IT HERE

If you have been targeted by a call, send the information to me and I'll pass it on to the appropriate people.

FAQ

Am I at risk?


Unfortunately most people are at risk of receiving phone calls from scammers but when knowing what to look out for, you're safe.

 

How do scammers get phone numbers??

 

There are a couple of ways your number can fall into the hands of scammers, the main methods are; number generators, as area codes are common knowledge, a program can be made to cycle through random numbers until someone picks up, when someones does, the program will store the number for a human to call at a later date. Another method is an unfortunate one, when you sign up to websites, apps, forums and games, some of these companies will sell your basic information.


I have been scammed, what should I do?

 


Head over to the Resolution page on tips on what you can do to resolve and prevent.


 

 
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