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Published: 27 September 2022

You can be sure that whenever there’s a crisis, it will be accompanied by fraudsters preying on our emotions, needs and fears. From a humanitarian crisis in Asia, the Russian invasion of Ukraine or a fatal fire in the UK, you can be sure that the fake appeals for charity donations and invitations to enter your personal details in return for graphic images, will follow.

The dire cost-of-living situation currently facing the UK does, indeed, represent a crisis. However, rather than one which we view remotely via our TV screens and newsfeeds, it’s one that is affecting millions of us right here in this country. Which makes it even easier than usual for fraudsters to successfully exploit those emotions, needs and fears. Find out about the types of scams here.