During Scams Awareness Month Age UK warned of those most at risk to scams. 

Single people were more likely to be scammed than married people. This may be due to married people being more inclined to discuss the 'scam offering' with their partner especially if money is tied up jointly and so the scammer would have to con not one but two people at a time. 

If you are single, married or of any age you may be approached by a fraudster. The Take Five campaign asks you to take some time to think before taking any action and perhaps just talking to someone, a friend, a neighbour, doctor may help someone see through a would be scam.