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Phone scams

Scammers often use the telephone as a method to gain personal details and con people out of their life savings. Avoid being one of them, protect yourself.

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Audiobooks for people with print impairments

listening books

Listening Books are a national charity that provides an audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty such as dyslexia. They currently have funding to offer a number of FREE individual memberships to people living in Berkshire who would find their usual membership fees (ranging from £20 to £45 per year) a barrier to joining the service.

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stand against scams

Trading standards experts are urging people to report scams and attempted scams to the authorities in response to figures that suggest 95 per cent of such crimes go unreported.

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has launched its Stand Against Scams campaign which encourages MPs, councillors and community leaders to sign up and become a #scambassador.

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