Scams Awareness Month 2016
Scammers are heartless criminals who rob their victims not only of their money but also of their self-confidence. Yet only an estimated 5% of scams are ever reported. We are seeking to change that. Over the past three years we have been working with West Berkshire Council’s Trading Standards Service to raise awareness about the different types of scams including online, email, telephone and doorstep.
This July we are taking part in Scams Awareness Month. Scammers are becoming ever more sophisticated, targeting people through a variety of means, to con them out of their money or personal information. We hope that this campaign will encourage people to take a moment, trust their gut instinct and get advice, report scams and tell others of their experience.
Each week of July, we will highlight a different type of scam
Week 1 Telephone scams
Week 2 Online scams
Week 3 Mail scams
Week 4 Doorstep Scams
Find tips on how to spot a scam by following the Twitter hashtag #scamaware.
Please help us build a picture of scams by: