Be Aware of Clairvoyant Scams

We know that clicking links in E-mails may be unsafe. We are quoting some links below, but if you are reluctant to click on these then please feel free to search the web for Scamnesty, which should lead you to National Trading Standards website Friends Against Scams.

Friends Against Scams’ focus for this week of #Scamnesty is clairvoyant scams. These are letters that claim you might have an upcoming positive change in your life or that you’re in trouble, but they can help. This is likely to be a scam. Send it to the Friends team for Christmas: #ScamAware

Have you received post out of the blue telling you that you need to purchase a ‘lucky’ charm for protection? It could be a scam – send it to the Friends Against Scams team to investigate: #ScamAware #Scamnesty

Friends Against Scams would like your scam mail for Christmas! Have you received post saying wonderful things have been seen in your future – all you need to make it come true is to send money or purchase an item? Be #ScamAware and send your scam mail to the team: #Scamnesty

If you have received a suspicious E-mail then you can forward it to the National Cyber Security Centre at They will investigate it and take action where possible.Timely alerts from people like you help them to act quickly and protect many more people from being affected.

Please note: You should not report a crime to the NCSC in this way. If you think you may have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, and live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should report this to Action Fraud at or by calling 0300 123 2020. If you live in Scotland, you should report this to Police Scotland by calling 101.

If you’re interested in joining Neighbourhood Watch, or want to find out more, visit or send an email to
Message Sent By
Derek Pratt MBE (NWN, Administrator, Sussex)

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