Citizens Advice Solihull Borough helps people get clued up on spotting scams

Here at Citizens Advice Solihull Borough we’re highlighting scams all month to help people know when they’ve been targeted with a scam. This is part of Scams Awareness Month in June, a national campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams.

Visit our public site to learn about the common signs of a scam, such as receiving an offer that sounds too good to be true or being told to pay an advance fee for an item or service.

We’re encouraging people to report scams so that the police can take action and they can get advice on how to try and get their money back

Kerry Turner, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Solihull Borough Ltd, said:

“‘Don’t miss a trick, be scams aware is our message to people.”

“While there might be new scams cropping up all the time, the tactics of scammers remain the same. From getting contacted out of the blue to being pressured to sign up to a deal on the spot, our event will reveal the tell-tale signs of a scam that people need to keep an eye out for.

“While all of us can have the bad luck of being targeted with a scam, we hope this event will stop more scammers from running off with people’s money.”

If people are in doubt about whether or not an offer is genuine, they should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service or their local Citizens Advice.

If people have been scammed they should report it to Action Fraud.

Scams Awareness Month is run by the Consumer Protection Partnership. Formed in April 2012, the CPP brings together key partners within the consumer landscape to better identify, prioritise and coordinate collective action to tackle detriment more effectively than they could through working in isolation.

 

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