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Reports on the latest Scams to be aware of


If you know of a Scam please let us know by email communications@ageuksomerset.org.uk and we'll share it here.  

This page is not going to be a comprehensive resource of ALL the scams but knowledge is power and we hope you'll find it useful and it will enable you to be aware without making you anxious. 

 

  • Ofgen Energy Scam Warning

    Published on 20 May 2022 02:38 PM

    Ofgem have been in touch to let us know about recent reports of scam messages claiming to be from the energy regulato...

  • Council Tax Rebate Scam

    Published on 07 April 2022 11:33 AM

    We have become aware of a scam phone calls and an email circulating, concerning the £150 Council Tax rebate recently...

  • BBC 'Fraud' Page

    Published on 15 October 2021 07:10 PM

    For information/new on some of the latest scams please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gxqv/breakfas...

  • How to check if something might be a scam

    Published on 15 October 2021 07:08 PM

    Scams can be clever and difficult to recognise, but there are things you can look out for. Citizens Advice have...

  • National Trading Standards offer free call blockers

    Published on 15 October 2021 07:05 PM

    National Trading Standards have teamed up with Trucall to offer free call blockers to consumers to help combat the ri...

  • Amazon Scam

    Published on 15 October 2021 07:00 PM

    Scammers posing as representatives of online retail giant Amazon are targeting the public via email and telephone in ...

  • Watch out for phone calls from strange numbers

    Published on 15 October 2021 06:34 PM

    This morning I've received two telephone calls from different numbers beginning 009144. The first time, without...

  • Test and Trace Covid Test Telephone Scam

    Published on 15 October 2021 06:29 PM

    We've been getting reports of people receiving "track and trace NHS" phone calls, saying "we need to send you a kit....

  • Fraudulent texts

    Published on 15 October 2021 06:25 PM

    Fraudsters are sending out bogus text messages about the coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details. The...

  • 36 million Brits targeted by a scammer so far this year - Trading Standards

    Published on 15 October 2021 06:14 PM

    More than two thirds of adults (36 million) have been targeted by a scammer since January, new research by Citizens...

  • Covid digital passport scam

    Published on 15 October 2021 06:08 PM

    Be aware of a  Covid Vaccine Passport scam email  going around that purports to be from the  NHS  and informs...

  • Friends Against Scams

    Published on 15 October 2021 03:22 PM

    National Trading Standards are encouraging people to protect their neighbours by joining Friends Against Scams, which...