Dumbarton and the Vale’s police department issued practical advices for its residents on how to avoid fraudsters and scammers like mystery sale offers, card skimming, and fraud callers.

To avoid fraud, residents are encouraged to avoid doorstep conmen who pressure people on buying overpriced items, the pretending workmen maintenance who can rob you at home, subscription traps like ‘free’ trials, and loopholes in computer products.

It also important to safeguard personal information, create strong passwords and use separate ones in different accounts. Make sure to check financial statements and report any suspicious transaction. Lastly, shred any personal or financial documents when disposing them.

Source: Dumbaton Reporter