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Increasingly fraud is becoming more complex and deceptive, much of which is targeted at vulnerable and elderly people. Technology is enabling fraudsters to carry out attacks quicker and employ more complex behaviours to remain undetected.

The three key messages for this campaign are:
1. One of the best ways to fight against the fraudsters is to take steps to prevent yourself from being caught out – prevention through awareness is a vital tool to combat fraudsters

2. Stay on top of the recent scams in Dorset by going to the Fraud Alerts page on the Dorset Police website

3. Advice to friends and relatives who visit the homes of the elderly and vulnerable to help them spot the warning signs that someone may be a victim of fraudKey social media messages - #FraudAlert

Fraud often affects the most vulnerable in the community, but anyone can be a target. Be #FraudAlert

Fraudsters do not just target individuals, they target businesses too. Be #FraudAlert and keep up to date with new scams affecting Dorset

Remember: You will never be asked for your personal banking details, such as passwords and PIN numbers. Be #FraudAlert

Never feel embarrassed about being a victim of fraud, it can happen to anyone but its important you report it! Be #FraudAlert