If you come across an interesting investment opportunity via a search engine or online advert, how can you tell whether it’s genuine or not? Just entering your email address and phone number on rogue investment sites could leave you facing a barrage of cold calls and unsolicited emails.
In this video, we explain what checks you can carry out to ensure an investment site or firm is legitimate or a clone and how to stay one step ahead of fraudsters.
We are excited to tell you more about our SLING YOUR HOOK campaign running throughout July to help tackle scams
WHY ‘SLING YOUR HOOK’?
The campaign taps into the psychology that scammers use to hook people in, helping you stay one step ahead and protect yourself and your loved ones against the increasing variety of scams happening every day.
We are delivering a series of scams awareness online talks in partnership with the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) and Avast.
Anyone can attend, but we are now running waiting lists only for all the webinars apart from one! Last week we ran an online talk on ‘Exploring the psychology behind scams and how scammers are so effective at their crimes’. It was so popular we have decided to re-run it on 27th July, 5pm. Click here to book your place. Please note – this event will not be recorded.
Speak up Sutton aims to provide a voice for people with learning disabilities and difficulties on various issues that impact them. Members are aged 18+. Hearing the voices of people with learning disabilities and difficulties on issues that impact their lives is incredibly important, and as an organisation we want to make sure they are involved in the decision making process.
To hear about how important speak up groups are to our members, please see our video, where we asked the question “Why Speak Up?”
If you wish to find out more about this group, please look at this poster for further information.
Please find attached the Ask Me project flyer for anyone interested in becoming a Community Ambassador.
WhatsApp Account Compromise
Criminals are targeting WhatsApp users, taking over accounts and trying to defraud or hack their friends too. The criminals abuse the legitimate process of transferring a WhatsApp account from one phone to another. They use an already compromised account to message the account owner’s contacts. Please follow these steps to protect yourself from scams.