Fraudsters are using increasingly sophisticated scams to target households in Lancashire

Bogus 'police officers', cold callers and online fraudsters - these are the latest scams targeting households in Lancashire

Fraudsters have been busy in Lancashire recently and their scams are becoming increasingly convincing.

Familiarise yourself with these scams and help protect your family from fraudsters.

Argos 'rewards' - Emails claim to be from Argos and promise people exclusive rewards if they take part in "shopper surveys". The links lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal info.
Argos 'rewards' - Emails claim to be from Argos and promise people exclusive rewards if they take part in "shopper surveys". The links lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal info.
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Universal Credit scam - Fraudsters are offering to help people struggling financially by taking out universal credit loans in their names. They then request an advance payment and take a substantial cut for themselves.
Universal Credit scam - Fraudsters are offering to help people struggling financially by taking out universal credit loans in their names. They then request an advance payment and take a substantial cut for themselves.
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Street collectors - Shoppers are advised to be cautious when donating to street collectors pretending to be from registered charities. Check if they are legit by asking to see their licence.
Street collectors - Shoppers are advised to be cautious when donating to street collectors pretending to be from registered charities. Check if they are legit by asking to see their licence.
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Fake 'police' - Crooks claim to be police officers and confront people at home to investigate 'bank fraud'. Victims are told to help 'police' by withdrawing cash from the bank to hand to the 'officer' as 'evidence'.
Fake 'police' - Crooks claim to be police officers and confront people at home to investigate 'bank fraud'. Victims are told to help 'police' by withdrawing cash from the bank to hand to the 'officer' as 'evidence'.
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