Thousands of scams and unwanted doorstep calls were reported throughout Wales in the last year, new figures show. Age Cymru says that could be the tip of the iceberg, with just five per cent of scams reported.
How to stay safe and cope with unwanted callers
- Citizens Advice recommends a 'no cold calling' sign that tells cold calling doorstep traders to leave. You can download it here.
- If you think you've been a victim of fraud, you can report it to Action Fraud by going to www.actionfraud.police.uk
- The Office of Fair Trading has a 'quick guide' to your legal rights, and provides advice on how to handle doorstep traders.
The Royal Mail says it works closely with the Advertising Standards Authority, Trading Standards and with the police, to identify and stop scam mail. It has a system for postmen and women to report complaints that they receive from customers so that they can be quickly investigated.
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All the main denominations contacted by ITV Cymru Wales had experienced a decline of at least 50% in their membership since 1990.