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Concern for 15-year old Shane Crawt missing from Slinfold: Police are increasingly concerned abo... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 11:55:35

Two men charged with Crawley stabbing: Two men has been charged after an altercation in Crawley ... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 11:55:35

Operation Dragonfly: Drunk man and woman who left roads blocked banned from driving: Two motoris... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 11:16:50

Man missing from Worthing found in Hastings: Oliver Ryan, 31, who had not been seen since he ran... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 10:39:01

Shop and pub staff caught selling alcohol to children: A shop assistant and a barmaid have been ... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 10:39:00

RT @esccroads: Work starts today on the #Uckfield Regeneration Scheme. More information can be found through the following link: http://t.c 22/09/2014 09:35:55

RT @CrawleyNPTSouth: PCSO Fletcher and PCSO Clark will be in the Tilgate and Furnace Green area today. They look forward to seeing you. 22/09/2014 09:27:18

@h8sbc We will have a press release about this later today and so will send you the link once it's available 22/09/2014 09:15:58

Driver dies in collision near Battle: Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on Frida... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 08:39:08

Eight arrested after Brighton fight: Eight people have been arrested for a large fight in Bright... #sussexpolice 22/09/2014 08:39:08

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Monday September 22

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.