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False Telephone Preference Service Calls

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes...

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Santander’s customer warning

The people carrying out the sophisticated scam are "number spoofing", says the bank. Santander account holders and customers are being told to exercise caution in the face of a new scam. The sophisticated scam has triggered a Santander warning to be vigilant after a...

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Courier Fraud

This is when you’re called by someone pretending to be from your bank or the police and convinced to tell them your card details over the phone or to go and withdraw cash. They arrange for a courier to pick up your card or cash to take it away for evidence or to have...

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Stop unwanted phone calls

We all receive unwanted phone calls. They are a nuisance, but they also put us at risk of being scammed and this risk is even more acute for those who are living with dementia or are in vulnerable circumstances.  The National Trading Standards Scam Team (NTS Scams...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Would you fall for a scam?

Take the test and find out if you could be scammed.  Most people think they wouldn’t fall for a fraudulent text or email, but criminals are more sophisticated than ever. Do you think you could become victim to a scam? Take the Take Five To Stop Fraud  test to see if...

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Dementia & Driving Resource Center

Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision making — because of this, a person with Alzheimer's will eventually become unable to drive. Dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition. Having the conversation Losing the independence driving...

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Safe Place Scheme

Safe Place Scheme Launches Across Bucks What is a safe place scheme? The Safe Place scheme provides reassurance to vulnerable people and their carers, or people who find themselves in challenging situations, so that they can live more independent lifestyles knowing...

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