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Useful scam information

Alert message sent 07/07/2020 14:57:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


Following numerous reports of scams particularly from HMRC  I have compiled a list of  links that I hope you find useful. Please report all scams as it can help track down and stop scammers. This prevents other people from being scammed. Please forward as appropriate.

 For HMRC scams -
Report to HMRC direct - phishing@hmrc.gov.uk 
including the:
·         date of the call
·         phone number used
·         content of the call

Link to Examples of HMRC related phishing emails and bogus contact
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phishing-and-bogus-emails-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples/phishing-emails-and-bogus-contact-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples
 
Check if something may be a scam (Citizens Advice Bureau)
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam

National Trading Standards Scams Team
https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/work-areas/scams-team

Empowering People To Take A Stand Against Scams
https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk

Action Fraud News
 https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news
 
Suspicious Email Reporting Service-
Have you received a phishing email recently? You can now report it to report@phishing.gov.uk
For further information see: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails

New guidance on the secure use of videoconferencing:
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/video-conferencing-services-security-guidance-organisations
Check out the latest advice on how you can protect your data and devices: 
https://www.cyberaware.gov.uk

COVID19 scams
 https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19
Message sent by
Maggie Lewis (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Oxford LPA)

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