Cheshire gets its very own 'Little Book of BIG Scams' Date published: 31st October 2016 1.49pm

The ‘Little Book of BIG Scams’ has arrived in Cheshire, providing all the information you need to help minimise the chances of becoming a victim of fraud.

The booklet provides a comprehensive guide on fraud prevention, explaining some of the most common scams in existence and providing essential advice on how to reduce the chances of being scammed.

Detective Sergeant Ian Robinson, from the Economic Crime Unit, said: “Fraudsters have many ways of seeking to gain our confidence; they are manipulative, imaginative and creative when convincing us to part from our savings.

“Anyone could become a victim of fraud and the effects on victims can be devastating, but by spending time reading this booklet now you could save yourself or somebody close to you, a lot of money and heartache in the future.”

The ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ was originally launched by the Metropolitan Police in 2012, and following its success it has now been adopted by Cheshire Police.

The 52-page booklet is designed to raise awareness of the varied techniques which are being used by fraudsters across the country to part innocent members of the public with their cash. The guide includes advice on a wide range of scams, including identity theft, door-to-door scams, online fraud and banking scams.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “This booklet is packed with all the latest information on fraud prevention and provides essential tips on how to minimise the chances of becoming a victim of fraud.

 “I’d encourage all residents to take some time to have a read through this publication and learn some of the easy steps that you can take to help protect yourself and others.”

The ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ can be downloaded from the Cheshire Police Website.

Anyone who has believes that they may have been a victim of fraud should report it by contacting Cheshire Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or report it online at www.actionfraud.co.uk.