Scams are crimes, and they're a growing problem, so it's important to be aware of what they might look like and how you can avoid them. This guide looks at:
Avoiding and spotting scams
Security dos and don'ts
Who is targeted by scammers
Types of scam
What to do if you've been scammed
What to do if you think someone else has been scammed
Nationwide Building Society is sponsoring our Scamwise guide. You can download the Scamwise guide as a PDF document, order it to be posted to you or pick one up from a Nationwide branch. Nationwide knows many older people are concerned about being scammed, and this sponsorship is part of its commitment to supporting them.