Help to beat scams

DERBYSHIRE police has produced a guide to the most common scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of them.

The guide, created in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police Service, is available to download from the force website at www.derbyshire.police.uk.

It contains information and advice on identity fraud, postal scams, investment fraud, door-step scammers and fraud involving mobile phones and the internet.

The guide also offers tips on what action can be taken to avoid becoming a victim.

If you have been the victim of a scam, call Action Fraud, the UK’s first national fraud reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.org.uk.