Avoiding Cost of Living Scams

Cost of living scams

Fraud is on the rise in the UK, with a 25% increase from pre-pandemic levels in the year to March 2022. More recently, fraudsters have been adapting their tactics to exploit the rising cost of living. 

The top tips are as follows:

Tip 1

Don’t rush. Carefully review emails and messages to ensure they’re genuine. Spelling errors, sloppy layouts and informal greetings are al the tell-tale signs of a scam.

Tip 2

Use official channels. Never send money to anyone you don’t know. Instead, confirm the legitimacy of suspicious messages or phone calls by calling the organisation directly.

Tip 3

Bolster your protection. Clicking on fraudulent web links could release malware onto your device. Ensure antivirus software is up to date, and exercise caution before opening suspect links.

Tip 4

Check websites are genuine. Always check that the links are secure – Look for “https” and a padlock symbol in the domain bar.

We at Baldersons always put you at the forefront of everything that we do. We will only ever contact you by email, 3 weeks prior to your renewal date. If you have any doubt about who has contacted you or your unsure of anything, either ring us on the office number or better still come and see us at office.

For any help, support, and guidance, contact one of our advisors today on 0114 2582561.

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