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How to protect yourself from loan sharks online

Loan sharks are increasingly using social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to advertise their illegal loans and target victims.  Do you know how to protect yourself against the dangers of online loan sharks? Know who you’re dealing with. If you’ve only ever met someone online or are unsure of the legitimacy of... Read more »

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New campaign to tackle online loan sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) have launched a new campaign aimed at tackling illegal money lending on the internet and warning of the dangers of online loan sharks. This campaign comes amid concerns more people are falling prey to lenders online, as statistics show one in five victims met their lender on social... Read more »

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Watch out for recruitment fraudsters targeting job seekers

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are warning residents, in particular those whose jobs have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, that fraudsters are using recruitment apps and websites to target jobseekers. These fraudsters have been cold-calling residents and claiming to be from a mobile phone network. They go on to explain to their victim... Read more »

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Citizens Advice Peterborough has launched a freephone Adviceline number

From Monday 9th November onwards, we are offering a freephone Adviceline service. Our team of trained staff and volunteer advisers are ready to answer questions on everything from housing, debt, unemployment and benefits issues. We have quickly adapted our services to make sure we could support people in Peterborough throughout the pandemic. This includes providing... Read more »

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New advice line for Peterborough food bank users launched

Peterborough residents who use food banks can now benefit from additional advice and support, thanks to a new partnership between Peterborough Foodbank and Citizens Advice Peterborough. Advice will be provided via a dedicated telephone service, which is to be delivered by trained advisers at Citizens Advice Peterborough. Foodbank clients referred to the advice line will... Read more »

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Seven things to check if you’re at risk of redundancy

We know that as the furlough scheme draws to an end, lots of people may be feeling worried and be at risk of redundancy, you do have rights to protect you from unfair dismissal and ensure you’re paid what you’re owed. Check if your redundancy is fair. There are rules to protect you from being... Read more »

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Need advice? Call Adviceline for support

Our service is open for phone and web advice but are in really high demand. Thank you for being patient. You can contact us on Adviceline* 0344 499 4120 or 0300 3300 650 (from a mobile) or visit our website. *If Adviceline is busy, callers will be able to leave a voicemail so please hold... Read more »

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Coronavirus – what it means for you

There are things you can do to help you avoid getting coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. There are also things you can do to stop the virus spreading if you think you have it. You can read more about the symptoms of coronavirus and how to avoid it on the NHS website. You can also watch British Sign... Read more »

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