Fletching Parish Council is pleased to have joined a new initiative, the East Sussex Against Scams Partnership (ESASP). By signing up to the ESASP Charter, the Parish Council is showing its support and willingness to take a stand against scams through helping raise a heightened awareness about the different types of scams affecting local residents and how to potentially spot a victim, who may not even be aware they are being targeted by criminals. We are looking at different ways of supporting the ESASP. For example, we will share key messages relating to scams with residents through parish magazine and the Parish Council website.
You might be interested in doing the 20-minute online Friends Against Scams session which can be found https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk.
In the meantime, here are some useful contact numbers if you’re worried about whether you are being targeted by criminals and need some advice or support. Remember – scams are fraud, and fraud is a crime so they should not be ignored.
Useful scams contact numbers:
For support and advice on scams (e.g. rogue traders, romance scams, scam mail, telephone calls, text messages, emails) call Citizens Advice on 0345 4040 506
If you are worried about financial abuse, speak to Health and Social Care Connect on 0345 6080 191
For non-emergency response 9if you have been a victim of fraud or scam) call Sussex Police on 101
To report a fraud or suspected fraud, and share information to help stop others becoming a victim of fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040