How to protect yourself from scam phone calls and texts

 How to protect yourself from scam phone calls and texts

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Posted: Mon 18th Oct 2021

Updated: Mon 18th Oct

It’s never been more important to protect yourself from scam phone calls and texts.

They’ve been on the rise, particularly during the lockdown periods of the past year and a half, research by Ofcom (UK government Office of Communications) shows that lots of us have come into contact with some form of scam.

What types of scam are out there?

Scam calls and texts are carried out by criminals who are trying to encourage you to hand over money, or your personal or financial information.

The scammers are becoming more sophisticated in how they operate, and it can sometimes be hard to tell if…

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