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OFT warn of Christmas scams

Sat, 21 Dec 2013


The Office of Fair Trading says that the amount of recorded scams has spiked over the festive season.


The office says some people still fail to realise that dishonest attempts are being made at parting them from their money.

They tell us that officers recognise some scams look legitimate and are very convincing - which is why people should look for the warning signs.

People should be suspicious of offers coming 'out of the blue', tight deadlines, being asked for credit card details and being offered a prize.

Andrea Tabb is the advice centre manager - she says it may be because people are at home more often:

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