Everyone! No age group are safe from scams. While statistics suggest older people are generally targeted more, younger people are increasingly victims of digital and phishing scams.
Never give out personal information or bank details to someone over the phone, even if they claim to be your bank. Always call the number on the back of your card directly to confirm legitimacy.
Scams are not always for monetary benefit. Some fraudsters target people for their personal information and may even commit identity fraud.
Letters claiming you’ve won the lottery or asking for money or private information are usually scams. Never communicate with the sender and give the letter in to PO Box 500 (Jersey Post) or the Police.
Contact the States of Jersey Police on 612612, visit the Police headquarters or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any scam mail can be sent to PO Box 500.