“I want to make sure that Wolverhampton becomes a safer place for everybody to live in, work, and visit.”
- If you get an unexpected caller, don't just open the door.
- Put on your door chain or door bar before opening the door.
- Ask for the caller's ID and double-check if unsure.
Sadly, criminals will use every opportunity that they can to scam completely innocent people. This has become painfully apparent during the outbreak of COVID-19, and I am determined to stamp it out. It is vital that we all work together and stay vigilant to potential scams and fraudulent activity, reporting any incidents straight away.
Constituents who think that they may have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or report it via their website which is www.actionfraud.police.uk Reports submitted via Action Fraud are passed to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.
If constituents are unsure about what to do, they can contact Citizens Advice, which is being supported by the Government to offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in-person, for free. Their national phone line number for England is 0800 144 8848.
The National Cyber Security Centre is running a ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign and has established a Suspicious Email Reporting Service. This allows members of the public to report potential scams safely and effectively. To date, this has led to the removal of 22,192 scams. Suspicious emails can be forwarded to email@example.com.