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UPDATE: Missing dog has been found: The dog missing from Deans Farm in Piddinghoe has been found... http://t.co/SsScZVVM20 #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 16:41:05

Crawley arrest for drugs and money laundering:  A 32-year-old man from Crawley, West Sussex, was... http://t.co/YZwNwawlmm #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 15:50:16

Christopher George, Brighton man wanted for recall to prison: Police in Brighton and Hove are se... http://t.co/j1gOBTR4vC #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 14:57:00

Lancing murder investigation: Man arrested for murder of Mark Manning: A man has been arrested o... http://t.co/MxDF4rLfVn #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 14:05:08

Operation Dragonfly: East Grinstead pub landlord banned for drink-driving: A pub landlord has be... http://t.co/hRSqU93FK4 #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 14:05:08

Bogus refuse collectors reported in Rye: Bogus refuse collectors duped a Rye resident into payin... http://t.co/6TdlJxuJPB #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 14:05:08

Wanted man Danny Whiting arrested: Littlehampton man Daniel Whiting, 21, who was wanted for burg... http://t.co/PLLmZdnzNl #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 13:13:19

Police seeking to reunite missing dog and owner at Pidduinghoe, near Newhaven: While walking her... http://t.co/2rKXX2sMCq #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 13:13:19

Appeal for witnesses to robbery near Seven Dials, Brighton: Police are appealing for witnesses t... http://t.co/Zlou7bo9bQ #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 11:30:37

Missing Peacehaven teenager Reece Pateman found safe: Missing 13-year-old Reece Pateman has been... http://t.co/efB59WivT1 #sussexpolice 06/05/2015 11:30:36

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What can I do to prevent fraud?

Top five tips to prevent fraud:

  1. Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying their credentials.
  2. Many frauds start with an email. Remember that banks and financial institutions will not send you an email asking you to click on a link and confirm your bank details. Always question whether an email could be bogus.
  3. Destroy and preferably shred receipts with your card details on and post with your name and address on. Identity fraudsters don't need much information in order to be able to clone your identity.
  4. If you have been a victim of fraud, be aware of fraud recovery fraud. This is when fraudsters pretend to be a lawyer or a law enforcement officer and tell you they can help you recover the money you've already lost.
  5. To report fraud or if you need advice, visit Action Fraud's website for more information.

The Little Book of Big Scams explains the ways in which you can help protect yourself from fraud and other scams.