Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Good Advice -

In the Au­tumn State­ment, the Gov­ern­ment an­nounced that it wants to make pen­sion cold calls il­le­gal. Why? Be­cause these calls are not only a nui­sance, but also usu­ally the work of scam­mers. Al­most 11 mil­lion pen­sion­ers are be­ing tar­geted an­nu­ally by cold call­ers, with savers re­port­ing es­ti­mated losses of al­most £19 mil­lion to pen­sions scams be­tween April 2015 and March 2016. If you get a call about your pen­sion from some­one you’re not ex­pect­ing, hang up im­me­di­ately. If you think you’ve been tar­geted by a scam, call The Pen­sions Ad­vi­sory Ser­vice on 0300 123 1047. You should also re­port scams to Ac­tion Fraud at 0300 123 2040.

Don’t lose your pen­sion to a phone scam

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