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A morning with Eastbourne Police Custody: http://t.co/0MQM0vH5Ht #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 21:06:49

Man found guilty of frauding charity: A man has been sentenced after de-frauding the charity whe... http://t.co/ZRfKrKSVsd #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 16:04:22

Voices clue to armed robbery in Portslade: Police investigating a series of armed robberies have... http://t.co/sbZ3xqwSKO #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 16:04:22

Police warn people to be vigilant after fraudsters target residents: Sussex Police are reminding... http://t.co/CrvZRNJ5MB #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 16:04:22

Police warning about bogus charity collectors in East Sussex: Police in East Sussex are warning ... http://t.co/KwTR2n8poe #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 14:00:37

Hove man sentenced over indecent images of children: A Hove man has been sentenced over possessi... http://t.co/bOhuwGz2JP #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 14:00:37

Worthing man arrested on recall to prison: A man wanted on recall to prison has been arrested. ... http://t.co/SeMKLlA4pr #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 11:55:44

Two arrested for van theft after police search in Crawley: Two men were arrested after attempts ... http://t.co/uyT7zftKbF #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 11:55:44

RT @MrGloverman: The law changes on Monday to help us get drug-drivers like the one in this vid off the roads https://t.co/YuEBi4BDlQ http:http://t.co/0vFj5peSnxhttps://t.co/YuEBi4BDlQ 27/02/2015 11:30:00

Cannabis site closed down at Partridge Green: Police have closed down a cannabis growing site in... http://t.co/p2awmiAKiU #sussexpolice 27/02/2015 10:54:20

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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.