Common Scams

Scams and Older People

Crimes

Terrorism
Terrorism
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse
Scams and Older People
Scams and Older People
Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery
Child Sexual Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation
Serious Violence
Serious Violence
Loneliness and Vulnerability
Loneliness and Vulnerability

Terrorism

Modern Slavery

Child Sexual Exploitation

Serious Violence

Loneliness and Vulnerability

There are dozens of different types of scams, but older people are particularly at risk of certain types.  Click on the links below to find out more about each one and how to avoid being taken in by it.

Doorstep scams

Mail scams

Telephone scams, including text message scams

Investment scams, (also known as boiler room scams)

Online scams, including email scams (known as phishing)

Romance scams (also known as catfishing)

New and emerging threats

Scammers are innovative – they are always thinking up new ways of deceiving people and parting them from their hard-earned money.  Natwest and Trading Standards have identified a raft of new scam types that have cropped up just in the last year or two, or are expected to become more widespread this year.  Click here to find out about the ones most likely to target older people.