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The article below is copied from a local authority website and is dated about a year ago. Nevertheless it contains information relevant to frauds being carried on to this day, all over the country. As the item says:

Protect yourself and never provide any personal information to a cold caller. Always telephone the company directly from a number on your paperwork or get the number from a telephone directory to confirm if the call was genuine

Pension Bonus Scam

 

Posted on Tuesday 29th May 2012

Trading Standards are warning Staffordshire residents to be aware of a pension bonus telephone scam. The scammers are telephoning people and stating they are from the Pension Helpline. The caller then claims that you are due a £1,000 bonus within the next 12 weeks. Callers may even be able to provide you with some of your personal information such as name or address.

Protect yourself and never provide any personal information to a cold caller. Always telephone the company directly from a number on your paperwork or get the number from a telephone directory to confirm if the call was genuine. 

You can register both your landline and mobile numbers with the following FREE services and are advised to do so on a YEARLY BASIS

The Telephone Preference Service – 0845 070 0707

Silent Call Guard – 0844 372 2325

If you believe you have been the victim of any such scam then you should also report the matter to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or report it on their website:http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/report_fraud

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