Police website to warn on scams

SCAMMERS’ tricks are being logged on a specially-dedicated website, in a police drive to warn people of the latest cons.

In line with Scam Awareness Month, the Metropolitan Police has re-launched its site, Fraud Alert.

As soon as a new scam is reported, officers will update the site to warn others.

The latest con involved crooks using fraudulent mail to fool recipients into fraudulent schemes such as fake lotteries and inheritance scams.

Elderly people are their usual victims.


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The website provides a checklist so people can check the claims.

DCI Nick Downing, from the Economic and Specialist Crime Command, said: “The new format should make it easier for those who don’t regularly use computers to navigate their way around the alerts and the prevention advice available.

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Go to met.police.uk/fraudalert/ for advice.

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