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Scams are tricks that criminals use to con people out of money. Scammers are clever and ruthless, and their stories can be very convincing. They often target vulnerable older people, but anyone can be a victim of a scam. In this guide, we explain common scams and offer advice on how to protect yourself, or your relative, against them.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care. 

Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.

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Real-life stories

Useful organisations and websites

For dealing with scams and older people we have collected in one place the most relevant organisations and charities for your reference. We explain who they are and give you phone numbers and website addresses.
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