Most Councils provide advice and guidance concerning telephone scams. This one from Gloucestershire County Council is one of the more comprehensive, yet easy to understand, articles I've come across. Click the logo for the full article (it will open in a new browser window).
Subjects covered are:
- Computer virus scam
- Telecoms scam
- Loan scam
- Vehicle matching scam
- Council tax scam
- Private pension scam
- Premium rate phone scam
- Bogus energy saving device scam
- How to avoid becoming a victim of a telephone scam
- I gave out my credit/debit card details - can I get my money back?
- I've been conned - what can I do?
- Other types of scam