Don't fall victim to the tricksters

Ever been sent an email or text saying you owe the taxman thousands of pounds?

It may look genuine but it could be a clever scam to swindle you out of your savings.

We’re helping our sheltered housing residents stay safe from fraudsters who send out fake emails, texts and letters to get their hands on your money.

Residents across all our sheltered schemes are invited to information sessions about current scams which are doing the rounds.

The sessions take place on Tuesday 26 November at Camels Head at 11am and Ron King House at 2pm.

Tina Powell, from Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards team, will talk about doorstep, mail, phone, email / online, relationship, identity theft and investment scams. 

One of the most common ones at the moment is a supposed HM Revenue and Customs alert which informs the recipient that they owe tax and that legal action will be taken against them unless they pay up.

Tina will talk about what to look out for and how to deal with such demands.

Both events are open to residents from all our sheltered schemes – we will provide taxis for those who need them.

If you need transport, call Helen Cross on 0808 230 6500.

Next week’s events follow two drop-in sessions on fraud we’re holding this week at our offices which are open to all:

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Midday to 4pm at Plumer House in Tailyour Road

Friday: 10am to 12pm at the City Centre Shop in Frankfort Gate