Watch out for Dorset's six most prolific phone scams

Watch out for Dorset's six most prolific phone scams

Published by George Sharpe at 1:45pm 29th January 2020.

Watch out who you give your details to over the phone with these five scams making their way round the county.

Not everyone who calls you up has your best interests at heart and more and more of us are getting duped by phoney calls.

People in Dorset are being waned to keep their wits about them when they answer the phone. 

CPR Call Blocker's put together a list of the most common scams circling the county:

Phone scams in dorset

How can I stay safe?

CPR are urging us to beware bogus callers. If you think you're on the phone to a scammer, they say there's a few ways to protect yourself:

  • Don't reveal personal details.
  • Hang up. If you feel harassed or intimidated, end the call. You have the right not to feel pressurised. 
  • Ring the organisation. Make sure you find the number yourself and don't use one provided by the caller.
  • Don't be rushed. Scammers will try to rush you into providing personal details. 

Chelsea Davies, CPR Call Blocker Business Development Manager, said:

“We want to make people in Dorset aware that scammers are becoming more inventive and if something sounds too good to be true or out of the ordinary, it could well be a scam. We always strongly recommend never giving your bank details or paying or something over the phone that you're unsure of. Especially if the call you receive is the first time you have heard of any payment that needs to be made.”

“If you suspect you may have compromised your bank account, contact your bank or card provider as soon as possible. It is also advisable to check your bank and card statements regularly for unauthorised charges as a matter of course.”