Older people and those who are isolated in their community are often targeted by scammers. If you know or visit someone who might be a target you can support them by keeping an eye out for potential signs of scams.
Someone you know might be being targeted if they:
- have letters piling up – usually from abroad or what looks like junk mail
- have a lot of items delivered, such as health or beauty products or fake jewellery
- are anxious when the phone rings, or get a lot of phone calls
- become secretive when discussing finances or have unexplained expenses to ‘friends’