Scams Awareness Month
Scams Awareness Month is all about creating a self-supporting network of confident, alert, consumers. People ready, willing and able to spot scams.
Whether you're an individual consumer looking to protect yourself and family from scams or an organisation or group representing consumers, your efforts during Scams Awareness Month 2017 are important because they will help spread the message that scams can be tackled if we take our time to spot the signs and share what we learn with others.
Citizens Advice and Trading Standards Services across the UK are leading activities throughout the month of July as part of Scams Awareness Month.
Across these pages you can:
What can you do to tackle scams?
There are three things that you can do if you suspect that you are the target of a scam:
- GET advice from the Citizens Advice consumer service 03454 04 05 06 who can provide advice and pass details on to trading standards.
- REPORT scams or suspected scams to Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040 www.actionfraud.police.uk.
- TELL a friend, neighbour or relative about any scams you become aware of.
You can download resources for Scams Awareness Month here.
Be scam aware!