Police - Operation Signature
Scams are fraud and fraud is crime - report it.
Operation Signature is the force campaign to identify and support vulnerable victims of fraud within Sussex.
Increasingly fraud is becoming more complex and deceptive, much of which is targeted at vulnerable and elderly people.
Did you know?
Technology is enabling fraudsters to carry out attacks quicker and employ more complex behaviours to remain undetected.
What kinds of fraud are there?
Common fraud types are:
There are many more types of fraud. Please see the Action Fraud website for more details.
Key things to remember:
Trust no-one who cold calls you about your bank account or a problem with your computer.
Under no circumstances would the bank or police request a card PIN or security details over the telephone or arrange collection of bank cards from a home address.
What do I do if I think someone I know has been a victim of fraud?
If you, or someone you know might be vulnerable to fraud, please contact Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the latest newsletter link from the Police regarding Fraud
· A warning about a rise in reports of fake call blocking devices, and how to ensure you're signing up to a legitimate service
· What makes a secure password for your online accounts?
· Staying safe online when doing your Christmas shopping