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Welcome to Citizens Advice Havering

Citizens Advice Havering provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of subjects to people living or working in the London Borough of Havering.

We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward-whoever they are, and whatever their problem. For everyone for over eighty years.

Undertaking research and campaigning to improve policies and practices that affect people’s lives is one of the twin aims of Citizens Advice and has always been a high priority for our service.

Citizens Advice Havering is supporting The England Illegal Money Lending Team’s Stop Loan Sharks Valentines Campaign.

BEWARE SCAM: NHS COVID VACCINE IS FREE

The Citizens Advice Havering monthly Advice Column was published on page 37 of the 22 January 2021 edition of the Romford Recorder.

Question

“I’m really worried about my elderly relatives being targeted by coronavirus scams - are there

any warning signs that I can tell them to look out for? What should they do if they think that

something is a scam?”

Advice

Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in scams since the beginning of the pandemic, so it is good

to be thinking about the steps you can take to help protect friends and family.

Common scams we are seeing are about...

The following article by journalist Adriana Elgueta appeared on page 11 of the 18 December 2020 edition of the Romford Recorder

STOP LOAN SHARKS

Citizens Advice Havering volunteer, Jan Clampett, has won a national short story competition organised by the England Illegal Money Lending Team*.   Released as part of the Stop Loan Sharks* Christmas campaign, Jan’s entry warns of the dangers of getting involved with a loan shark.  Her story is as follows:-

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