Font Size A A A
Thames Valley Alert Thames Valley Alert
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Alert Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Alert Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account

Scam Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 18/06/2018 14:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

If you’re called out of the blue, you should be suspicious. If you get a lot of cold calls, use a call blocker to block unwanted phone calls. You can also sign up to the Telephone Preference Service register. You can find more advice on how to stop nuisance calls and texts


Age UK research found that more than a fifth of older people across the UK who feel like they’ve been targeted by scammers didn’t tell anyone because they felt too embarrassed. There is help and advice available. Contact the Citizens Advice or report scams to Action Fraud.


If you think you or someone you know is receiving scam mail you can report it to @RoyalMail by freepost, email or telephone. You can see more information on their website


Don't forget, you can:

- Get advice from the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline at 03454 04 05 06

- Report scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or @actionfrauduk on Twitter or online at

- Tell friends, family and neighbours about scams you've seen or heard about.

- The Victim support charity gives free & confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends & anyone else affected.  Visit


Message sent by
Clare Percival (NHWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, West Oxfordshire and Cherwell)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.