Safer Communities

Sussex Police and Crime Commission

Elders’ Commission

What is the Sussex Elders’ Commission Report on Police & Crime?

Click on the link below for details.

SPCC-Sussex-Elders-Report-2016

The Little Book of Big Scams

The first of the 10 golden rules in the second edition of the LITTLE BOOK OF BIG SCAMS issued by the Sussex Police is

  • Be suspicious of all ‘Too good to be true’ offers and deals. There are no guaranteed get- rich-quick schemes.

Information is given about a variety of scams practiced on particularly older people and guidance as to how to avoid it.

the last 2 golden rules are

  • If you spot a scam or have been scammed, report it and get help. Contact ActionFraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at actionfraud.org.uk Contact the Police if the suspect is known or still in the area. Ring 101 unless its an emergency, then its 999.
  • Do not be embarrassed to report a scam. Because the scammers are cunning and clever there is no shame in being deceived.

By reporting it you will make it more difficult for them to deceive others.

Click on the blue link below to view the Little Book of Big Scams.

3rd Edition Little Book of Big Scams

Visit http://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/ask-us/fraud,-scams-and-financial-issues/what-can-i-do-to-prevent-fraud for more information.

West Sussex County Council Trading Standards – No Cold Calling Pack
It contains

  • a leaflet giving general advice and tips on dealing with cold-callers
  • details of our Buy with Confidence scheme, which helps you to find a reputable trader – all members of the scheme have been vetted and approved by West Sussex Trading Standards.  You can find an approved trader by clicking on this link Buy With Confidence or you can view the current paper edition of the Directory by clicking on the link below.

2016 Buy with Confidence Directory

  • a door or window sticker which, when displayed, makes it clear to anybody calling at a property that cold-callers are not welcome and that the residents within will not deal with them at the door. Callers who ignore this may be committing an offence under recently introduced consumer protection legislation.

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