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Other scams

Don't get tricked

How to spot new scams

Before you pick up the phone or respond to an email, fax or letter, look out for these telltale signs - and think carefully about what you are being invited to do:

  • A scam will usually offer you something for nothing, when you have had no previous correspondence or involvement
  • You may notice poor spelling and grammar
  • There will often be a PO box number in the contact address
  • The scam may involve payment being made to an unconnected party in a different country
  • You get an 'opportunity' to earn easy money in exchange for an up-front cash fee and perhaps your account details

Help and Advice

Action Fraud provide more information on business scams and how to protect your business.