The fifth edition of ‘The Little Book Of Big Scam’ has been release and is now available for readers. The book highlights the common ways used by criminals to exploit the public’s vulnerabilities.
It highlights the wide variety of forms that scams come in, including Identity Fraud, Courier Fraud and Holiday Fraud. The book also contains advice for anyone who may have been scammed.
Sergeant Keith Jack who works in the Scottish Business Resilience Centre has been highlighting the book through local Neighbourhood watch associations saying: “Being risk aware reduces risk. Take a minute to stop and think about your personal security and day to day habits.
“Do you lock doors, take valuables out of your car at night, do you use passwords effectively on your phone and computer and do you keep your personal data secure?”
Gloria Hunniford in a forward for the book said: “I hope that the information and advice contained in this booklet will empower you to identify potential frauds and prevent the loss of your valuable data to those so intent on stealing it.
“Also, if you are a victim of fraud this booklet will provide advice on the best course of action to report and remedy the unfortunate situation you mayfind yourself in.”
The book highlights the ‘Take Five’ campaign a national campaign that offers straight forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. The campaign is delivered through a ranger of partners in the UK.
The campaign highlights that criminals are experts are impersonating people, organisations and even the police and spend hours researching you for their scams, in the hope you will let your guard down for just a moment.
Take Five asks you to do the following.
- Stop – Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
- Challenge – Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
- Protect – Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.
You can read the book by visiting the link below where you can also download a pdf copy – https://www.sbrcentre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Little-Book-of-Big-Scams-Scottish-Business-Resilience-Centre.pdf