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Avoid being scammed when using an ATM

When getting cash out this weekend here are some things you should look out for at an ATM to avoid getting scammed. Look at this video on You Tube Action Fraud is reminding consumers of the importance of protecting themselves … Continue reading

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Buying and selling a car privately

If you are buying a car privately, there are now several tools online that will help you do some preparation before buying. To find out about a vehicle ‘s MOT history go to this Government site . This site will … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Bureau – New Contact Details

Citizens Advice Bureau have new contact details. Their postal address is: Central and East Northamptonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, 7/8 Mercers Row, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2QL  

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Online Auction Warning

Fraudsters are targeting people to list items on their behalf on popular online auction sites. The scam involves a job offer to sell desirable items at below market value and receive money from any potential buyers. The ‘work from home’ … Continue reading

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Congratulations…. You’ve won the lottery!!!……Or have you?

A lottery scam takes place when criminals pretend that you have won a prize, often a lottery.  The people most likely to fall victim to this tend to be over the age of 60 (although younger people do fall victim … Continue reading

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Vehicle fraud drives us round the bend, costing victims £17.8 million in 2013

Online vehicle fraud is costing the nation a road-rage inducing £17.8 million each year, according to new figures released by Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) today. This is the equivalent to 89 Aston Martin Vanquishes. … Continue reading

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