Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: how to survive a scam

New research reveals almost everyone (98%) in the UK admits to being targeted by scammers at some point in their life.

This can happen at any time of the day, meaning you might be in the middle of something such as work, looking after kids or making food so you might not be fully focused.

Scams often come in the form of texts, calls, letters and emails, which are normal daily forms of contact for us, which can lead to us opening and responding to messages in a pressured situation.

Data from Nationwide also shows impersonation fraud cases have increased by almost 20% in the last year. In some cases, texts lead to calls from scammers claiming to be the Police or the persons bank provider.

Aston spoke to Ed Fisher, head of fraud policy at Nationwide.

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