Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

Telephone Scams

Scammers will call you on the telephone to obtain your personal details or to persuade you to send them money for some sort of transaction. These scams are known as ‘vishing’ and are becoming more prevalent. Research by Citizens Advice suggests that scams experienced by people aged 65 and over are more likely to occur through phone calls, while younger people are more likely to experience online or email fraud.