These can take many forms, but instead of relying on the anonymity of online communications, they simply knock on your door.
While they can be investment and pension scammers as well, they can also try and scam you in a more practical way – like selling you a product or service.
A common example is a person claiming to be a builder who happened to notice some damage to your roof when they were passing. Fake charity collectors and salespeople are other examples.
A scammer might even claim to be from government agencies, including the Money and Pensions Service.
The Money and Pensions Service has never, and will never, turn up to your home or contact you out of the blue via phone, WhatsApp, email or text.
If there are people claiming to be us who call at your home, call 101 to report the scammers, or 999 if you feel unsafe.