News articles - 2020
Date: 23 June 2020
Citizens Advice annual scam awareness campaign is taking place from 15-28 June. It aims to increase peoples' awareness and confidence, so when faced with potential scams, we know what to do.
This year, the focus is on scams that have emerged due to the coronavirus outbreak, as scammers look to exploit fears surrounding the current situation.
The below websites have information on the latest scams:
Type of scams
Thousands of scams get circulated every year. Some of the most common types of scams include:
What to look for
It's not always easy to spot a scam, but there are few things you can look out for:
How to protect yourself against scams
There are other steps that you can take to help protect yourself from being scammed:
For more information on what to look out for and how to protect yourself, visit Money Advice Service.
For more information on reporting scams click here.
Other organisations who can help
It's important to remember that scams can occur at any time and happen to anyone.