Stop Loan Sharks!

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) was set up in 2004 and investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark. Since 2004, the IMLT have supported over 25,000 people and written off over...

Phantom Debt Fraud

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of...

Making your Home Dementia Friendly

If you have dementia, living at home gives you more independence and also means you can continue to enjoy your own familiar environment. The Society has recently revised their booklet Making your Home Dementia Friendly. For your free copy please telephone any...

Fake Government Grants Fraud Alert

Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee. To make the grants look legitimate fraudsters have set up bogus...

Reports of suspicious telephone calls

Thames Valley Police have had a number of reports from residents receiving telephone calls which we believe are part of a scam. The caller has introduced themselves as The Police and they are investigating reports of a scam.  On one occasion the caller asked the...

How To Shop Online Safely

Check the web address Always check you’re on the correct website. Criminals can set up fake websites that have a similar design and web address to the genuine site. Is it a secure connection? Web pages you enter personal or financial details into should display a...