PCSOs Slow and Gell met with residents at Homegate House in Eastbourne to talk about the latest frauds and scams doing the rounds after a few residents had been scammed.

PCSO Slow said ‘ Several of the residents have been victim of scams and one recently fell victim to a courier scam, our aim was to give reassurance and spread awareness of scams – residents were very grateful for our visit and discussed with us the scams they had been caught with – thank you too for the lovely tea and biscuits’.

Get help or report a scam:

If you think you’ve uncovered a scam, been targeted by a scam or fallen victim to fraudsters, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at Action Fraud.

Call us on 101 if you know the suspect or they’re still in the area.

Reporting crime, including fraud, is important. If you don’t tell the authorities, how do they know it’s happened and how can they do anything about it?

Remember that if you’re a victim of a scam or an attempted scam, however minor, there may be hundreds or thousands of others in a similar position. Your information may form part of one big jigsaw and be vital to completing the picture.