artists will try to get their cut of that cash by soliciting customers through fake websites, social media sites or email.
If you think you have been the victim of a scam
call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to help stop it happening to others.
TRICKSTERS have been fleecing hundreds of people out of cash in sophisticated frauds and scams
, according to the latest figures.
Mr Wilcox said: I'm just glad that due to training and help from trading standards we are able to help vulnerable people and hopefully stop scam
mail coming through the Royal Mail system.
On June 26, the Madhya Pradesh SIT, monitoring the Special Task Force investigations into the scam
, had told the Madhya Pradesh High Court that 23 deceased in the MPPEB scam
High- profile deaths include that of Shailesh Yadav, son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.
Some of the most common scams
- according to Maureen Mahoney with Consumer Reports - include the "grandparent scam
," where a scammer calls up an older person, having learned information about them on social media and other Internet sites, and claims to be a grandchild in trouble in another country and needing money for bail.
While there is no guarantee that all of the people sent a letter will be a scam
victim, there are very real questions about why people should be sending funds to these high risk jurisdictions.
When asked on the issue of the chief minister's wife Sadhna Singh's name also coming into the picture related to the Vyapam scam
, and whether Chouhan should take moral responsibilty because of it, the Congress leader quipped, "You should never have any expectations of morality from Chouhan you should never ask such things from him.
Any Uxbridge residents who may have encountered two women or who believe they have been a victim of this particular scam
are encouraged to contact the Uxbridge Police Department.
Officers at Worcestershire Regulatory Service's Trading Standards team have received a barrage of complaints about scams
- from bogus lottery wins to dodgy investment schemes.
The information will be used to help Trading Standards identify trends and new tricks that scammers, both in the UK and abroad, are using to cut the number of potential scam
victims and help trading standards officers make contact with people receiving excessively large amounts of scam
mail to offer advice.
Coun Richard Hobbs, Warwickshire County Council's community safety boss, said: "If you have received a winner's letter for a competition you didn't enter or an offer from a clairvoyant to change your fortunes for just a few pounds, you are one of the many people targeted by mass marketing scams