A recent Trading Standards conference identified key areas for scams.
90% of victims are retired;
Scammers objective is to start small and get the victim addicted.
Typical victims are 70+, and reliant on state support.
SouthWest is a hotspot.
Be aware: any offer that seems too good to be true probably is! If you receive an unsolicited telephone call, question why they are contacting you. Don't agree to anything over the phone and certainly don't pass on any of your bank or credit card details.
Sedgemoor CAB will run a Scams awareness campaign in January.