Officers from Consumer and Environmental Services and Building Standards will be handing out Scam Aware cards when visiting domestic premises over the month of June.
Scams Awareness Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness and take a stand against the crimes and predatory practices which affect millions of people. Citizens Advice research shows that almost three-quarters (72%) of people surveyed had been targeted by scammers over a two year period (2015-2017). Over a third had been targeted five or more times.
A spokesperson said, “Scams are a growing problem and this campaign seeks to encourage the reporting of scams, and to remove the stigma of being scammed”.
To report Scams or suspected scams contact Trading Standards on 01851 822694 or the Police on 101.
For advice on scams contact Citizens Advice Consumer Services on 0808 164 6000.