Chiddingly Parish Council recently signed up to the East Sussex Against Scams Partnership to try to promote knowledge and awareness of this issue.
Here is some advice on protecting yourself and others from scams and what you can do if you have been affected by one.
For support and advice on scams (e.g. rogue traders, romance scams, scam mail, telephone calls, text messages, emails), call Citizens Advice on 0345 40 40 506.
If you are concerned about financial abuse speak to Health and Social Care Connect on 0345 60 80 191.
For a non-emergency response (if you have been the victim of a fraud/scam), call Sussex Police on 101.
If you have been affected by crime, get emotional and practical help from Victim Support on 0808 168 9274.
To report a fraud, a suspected fraud, and share information to help others from becoming victims, call Action Fraud 0300 123 2040.