Below are some typical warning markers that may indicate a resident is being targeted by scammers. If you should spot any of these signs, please contact the Scams Unit who will contact the resident to ensure they are safe.
A common theme for all scams is that the victim may be:
- Experiencing financial hardship which prevents them from stocking their kitchen cupboards, heating their house or paying bills as a result of spending money on scams (or extortionate amounts for work – doorstep scams)
- Spending a lot of their time on scams and therefore have begun to neglect themselves or their home