A local government partner have issued warnings to resident s about scamming this winter.
Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is a shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough Councils, have revealed 12 scams to look out for this Christmastime.
We have listed them below, including some tips on what you should be looking for from PPP.
You can find more information for each point here on the official PPP website.
- Look-Alike Websites-: These are when scammers set up a near-identical website to a legitimate one in the hope of getting the consumer to enter personal details.
To protect themselves, consumers should “only enter sensitive information into a website that begins with “https” as the “s” informs you that it’s secure and information entered is encrypted” and “review the sender’s address, as businesses will often send emails with a proprietary address, like @bbb.org.”
- Fake help Scam – These are when scammers send out emails and text messages asking for help, usually involving sums of money exchanging bank accounts. To protect themselves, consumers should “check with other family members to see if the claims are true” and “be wary if you’re asked to wire money or send gift cards in place of making a payment with a credit card.”
- Temporary Holiday Jobs – This is when scammers set up…