How to protect yourself from scams

  • 22nd December 2020
  • News

How to protect yourself from scams

Our day to day lives have changed considerably due to the restrictions implemented by the Government to deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19). This has, consequently, meant we are spending more time at home and, therefore, online.

Unfortunately, criminals will use every opportunity they can to scam innocent people and their businesses. These criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping that you’ll let your guard down for just a moment.

Criminals can contact you via phone, email, text, social media or in person. They may try to trick you into parting with your money, personal information or even persuade you to buy goods or services that don’t exist. 

Sadly, we have recently been made aware that individuals have contacted one of our residents, claiming to be from CCHA. If a member of CCHA contacts you about making a payment, please confirm who you are speaking to. If it does not feel right, take the caller’s telephone number and end the call, then contact us immediately on 0800 085 1171.

The Police, Government and other organisations are working together to help protect you, and your businesses, from these criminals by identifying fraudulent websites, preventing phishing emails, blocking phone numbers and, ultimately, bringing those responsible to justice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-fraud-and-cyber-crime/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-on-how-to-protect-yourself-and-your-business-from-fraud-and-cyber-crime

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home

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