You may receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from an official body, government agency or an organisation you’re associated with, asking for your details. Even though many scammers increasingly use email and various digital means for scams, such phone calls are still common.

This article covers the usual types of fraudulent phone calls, or ‘vishing’, and how to spot them.

 

 

Phone call claiming to be from authorities outside the UK

 

 

Phone call claiming to be from the university

 

 

Phone call claiming to be from the UKVI asking for money

 

 

Phone call claiming to be from a government department about a tax or fine

 

 

Phone call claiming to be from your bank asking for information

 

 

Phone call claiming to have detected a fault with your laptop

 

 

Check out our videos: Understanding & Avoiding Scams

 

 

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