Each year millions of people in the UK fall prey to scammers. Some frontline scam fighters estimate the total cost to consumers of mass-marketed scams could be as much at £5 billion. The truth is – with reporting levels as low as 5 percent for some types of scams – we don’t really know.
What is a scam? A scam is a scheme to con people out of their money. Other names for a scam include fraud, hoax, con, swindle, cheat.
Citizens Advice Peterborough is working with Peterborough Trading Standards and Cambridgeshire Constabulary on a nationwide scam awareness campaign during the month of July. The campaign is, ‘Don’t be rushed, don’t be hushed’.
I have attached a poster which I would be most grateful if you could share with residents or place on a local information board.
Here is a link to our public advice website which has further information and advice about scams.
You might like to do this quick quiz and find out how scam aware you are:
If you would like more information about events that are taking place locally, or if indeed you would like to be more involved please email Nicky on firstname.lastname@example.org