From North Yorkshire Police : ‘Please warn people about this email scam supposedly from British Gas to encourage people to claim back money they say they owe you. It looks genuine. It isn’t. We don’t have gas! Be Careful!’
To see what the communication looks like, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.
A really useful explanation from North Yorkshire Police about how impersonation fraud works. Make sure you don’t get caught out. https://youtube.com/watch?v=fy-RSQfwLDw…
North Yorkshire Police are warning residents about the latest scam which has been reported.
‘Criminals are targeting members of the public with automated calls stating that the recipient has been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription’. For further details, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.
It’s October, so it’s free wills month. If you are planning to include a gift to specific charities and you are over 55, your will could be written or updated for free. To find a solicitor participating in thie service, please follow this link.
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North Yorkshire Police have noticed an increase in the type of fraud whereby a resident or business will receive an email purporting to be from a supplier, for example utility company, solicitor, builder etc informing the resident/business that the supplier’s account details have changed and all further payments need to be paid into the new account. For further details, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.
The Consumer Association (Which?) and Cleveland Police are warning of a new scam involving the International Postcode Lottery Association. For further details, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.
Please visit our ‘Alerts’ page for details of the latest scams relating to Brexit.
The current confusion about what is happening with the Brexit process is providing an ideal opportunity for fraudsters to try to steal individuals’ money. Make sure that you do not become a victim by reading about the latest scams:
Bogus Brexit investments
HMRC Brexit scam
European Health Insurance card (Ehic) scam
Financial services scams
In May, a new code will be launched, which will reimburse people who become victims of bank transfer scams, through no fault of their own. The code is voluntary, but several banks have already signed up.
Follow this link to find out more
Millions of people are missing out on benefits to which they are entitled. These benefits include childcare help, pension credit and universal credit. Could you be one of the 8 million people who are missing out?
The Money Saving Expert has set up a simple benefits calculator, which could help you to identify if you could claim any. Please follow this link.