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Pensions and pension scams

On 6 April 2015 new pension reforms came into effect which include new freedoms giving people the opportunity to decide what they do with their pension pot.

Pension Wise is a new government service set up to help people understand the pension options available to them. It offers guidance to help empower people to make informed decisions about their pension which are best for their individual circumstances. The free service is available face to face from Citizens Advice, over the phone from The Pensions Advisory Services or online.

With these changes there is a danger that the number of pension scams might increase.  Find out how you can protect yourself by following the guidance from The Pensions Regulator.

Dangers of pension scams

Guidance from The Pensions Regulator: How to spot a pension scam and protect yourself.

Pension Wise

A new free and impartial government service set-up to help you understand your pension options.

Find out about pensions

Information from Citizens Advice about the different ways you can save for your pension, how to get started and what to think about when you're getting near to retirement.

The Pensions Advisory Service

Offer free and impartial guidance to people with workplace and personal pensions.