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Results from our latest poll

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We’ve conducted a YouGov poll of 2,300 people to investigate the worrying rise of retirees falling victim to investment fraud.

Hear Barry's story

Published: 23/05/2016

See how Barry McBarry, a retired teacher and rock climbing instructor, was ScamSmart and recognised the warning signs to avoid losing £5000.

Protect yourself from ‘vishing’

Published: 23/03/2015

Find out how scammers are posing as bank staff, police officers and other officials to target your bank account.