Avoiding scammers in suits

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This 920 word blog has been written for Scam Awareness Month in June, with new figures and advice from Citizens Advice about staying safe from investment scams. Written on 2nd June 2018.

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When you think of scammers, what springs to mind? It might be a dodgy phone call trying to sell you penny shares or an email from Nigeria offering the share of a large inheritance. We’re also becoming increasingly wary about the risks of online scammers, with computer malware attempting to hack into our digital lives. According to some new data, more people are now falling victim to scammers posing as professionals. These ‘scammers in suits’ claim to be a part of the financial and legal professions, but are really just looking for a new angle to part you from your hard earned cash.