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New scam animations – the message is to ‘just hang up’

The Pensions Regulator has recently launched the latest phase in their pension scams campaign, with two new animations for us to pass on to you.

One tells viewers to watch out for professional looking websites that feature anti-scam messaging to help them pose as legitimate businesses. The second focuses on the message to hang up immediately if they receive a cold call about their pension.

You can also read two new posts on their blog. The first is by TPAS’s Michelle Cracknell, who describes how scammers’ tactics are evolving, and how they’re now using LinkedIn and PPI claims to approach potential victims. The scams themselves are also changing, and Michelle explains how TPAS are seeing an increasing number of ‘legal’ scams – and what trustees and advisers should be doing about it. The second is by TPR’s Acting Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice Anthony Raymond, who urges Trustees and the pensions industry to act as if the cold calling ban has already been introduced to prevent more people from losing their savings.

Plus, please remember to share their five-step guide and online scam-spotting tool with your friends and family, as well.

The Pensions Regulator and we at Options Pensions want to help stop as many people as possible falling victim to pension scams that devastate lives.

Please read and share – don’t let them scam you or your friends and families.