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Isle of Man OFT delighted with 'Scams week'

The Office of Fair Trading has said it is "delighted" with the response of consumers and agencies to last month's "Scams" week held on the Isle of Man.

The week saw consumer advisers give talks to charities, community groups and government officials working with the island's vulnerable people.

Residents in sheltered housing complexes were also addressed.

Consumer adviser Phyllipa Chadwick said the OFT was delighted with the response and the interest shown.

Ms Chadwick said: "We hope that through our talks that all consumers have a better understanding of how to protect themselves against scams and where to obtain future information as necessary."

The two main scams highlighted during the week were callers claiming to be from Microsoft Windows and bogus parcel delivery cards.

The advice given by the OFT is if it seems to good to be true, then it probably is.

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