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Police issue warning to Preston and Lancashire residents about Covid-19 vaccine scam text and emails

Examples of the kind of scam texts and emails being sent Pic: Lancs Police Fraud and Cyber Preston and South Ribble residents are being warned about scams relating to the Covid-19 vaccine. Lancashire Police’s fraud and cyber crime unit has issued a warning about scam texts and […]

5 months ago
Elderly homeowner tricked into handing over money in Virgin Media scam

Woman holding mobile phone Pic: Pixabay The scammers have been calling and claiming to be from Virgin Media Pic: Pixabay Prestonians are being urged to check on elderly relatives and neighbours after a phone scam. Fraudsters […]

3 years ago
Scam busting Facebook page targets cons in the North West

A Facebook page set-up by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards team is looking to fight scams in the North West. The page (via a friendly face Scambuster Stan) can be […]

7 years ago
Preston people being scammed ‘left, right and centre’

Preston gets more scam mail than any other region in Lancashire, according to the county council – but a month-long campaign aims to stop people falling prey to cons that […]

10 years ago
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