Staying ahead of scams

Citizens Advice’s Scams Awareness Fortnight 2021 kicked off on Monday, June 14, which looks to give people the skills and confidence to identify scams, share their experiences, and take action by reporting any suspicious activities.

So, here’s some info to help you be #ScamAware

Identifying scams

Citizens Advice wants to give you the knowledge you’ll need to recognise different scams, and show you how, if you think you’re being targeted, to stop and seek advice on what to do next.

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Remember the scam warning signs to look out for:

➡️If it seems too good to be true
➡️If it’s unexpected
➡️If you’re being urged to respond or pay for
➡️something urgently or in an unusual way
➡️If you’ve been asked to give away personal info

You can find more about this on their website.

How scam aware are you?

A short quiz has been put together so you can test your ability to identify a scam…have a go and see how you get on.

General scam advice

Consumer advice can be obtained from the Citizens Advice Consumer Service. They can be contacted on 0808 223 1144 (Welsh) or 0808 223 1133 (English).

Report a cyber crime

If you think you may have been the victim of fraud or cyber-crime, you should report this to Action Fraud via their website or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Action Fraud is the UK’s National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.

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