Scams Awareness Month is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who ‘don’t miss a trick’ when it comes to scams.
Whether you’re an individual consumer looking to protect yourself and your family from scams, or an organisation or group representing consumers, your efforts during Scams Awareness Month 2018 are important.
Help us spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and we don’t need to be embarrassed if we fall victim to them.
#scamaware Don’t miss a trick, come along to our reception drop in for up to date information about common scams and frauds, top tips on how to be scam aware and how and who to report to. Royal Oak Close Monday 18th June and Harlington Way Fleet Thursday 21st June from 13:00
A scam is a scheme to con people out of their money. Almost three-quarters of people have been targeted by scammers in the last 2 years. Most victims don’t report scams. But the impacts can be huge. There are many different types of scams; Investment scams, Phantom goods, Computer software service or internet provider scams, Courier scams, Money Mules just to name a few!
Which is why we are taking part in Scams Awareness Month…We want to reduce the risk and impact of scams and fraud by raising awareness and encouraging people to:
Report any scams they encounter.
Talk about scams to seek help and reduce stigma.
Recognise the tell-tale signs of a scam.
Citizens Advice Hart will be going out and about in the community throughout June to try and raise awareness and also creating a reception drop in at both Fleet and Yateley to provide clients with some useful information about Scams during June.
People aged 40 to 60 are statistically most likely to be targeted by scammer but they don’t always report them. This is especially true if they have been able to get their money back or if they have spotted it before any loss or impact has occurred. The scams that are attempted across this age group are varied as it is this group of people that have the good access to financial assets and are fairly settled.
Do you know what the different type of scams are and could you spot one? Do you talk about scams with your friends and families? Have you ever reported a potential or actual scam? These are our key areas of emphasis for Scam Awareness Month running during June 2018