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Provides support for people who have been, or are vulnerable to being, scammed.

Anyone can fall prey to a scam, regardless of age, gender, education or economic background. The average age of victims is 74 as criminals tend to target older and often more vulnerable members of society. Scammers are organised, predatory criminals who gain trust to exploit and steal money. Over a three month period victims of scams in Sussex lost an average of £23,000 each.

We provide support through:

  • Telephone advice
  • Tips on handling cold calls
  • Benefits advice
  • Local group discussions
  • Updates on scams in your area
  • Help to access other services

If you want to speak to our SCAMS Community Engagement Officer call the Information and Advice Service on 01273 476704 or e-mail us at scams.prevention@ageukeastsussex.org.uk.

Remember

  • If it sounds too good to be true it probably is
  • Never send money or give any money to anyone you don't know
  • Check people are who they say they are
  • Don't share your personal information
  • Make decisions in your own time
  • If in doubt phone a relative, friend or Sussex Police on 101

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