May 2014 - Scam Awareness Month25/04/2014
There’s a scam for just about everyone and every situation. Booking a holiday? There’s a scam for you. Trying to find a job? There’s a scam for you. Shopping online? There’s lots of scams waiting for you. Sitting at home and minding your own business? Oh yes, there’s plenty of scams for you... via your phone and internet connection and sometimes delivered to your door.
The same channels that make our lives easier, the internet, smart phones, doorstep deliveries, also provide short cuts for scammers.
So many people suffer scams in silence – just five percent are reported.
Scams awareness month is about the fight-back against scammers. Giving consumers the information, skills and confidence to spot and stop scams. It’s a great opportunity for consumers and campaigners to learn and share then take that knowledge into the year round fight against scams.
A full information pack about Scams Awareness Month can be downloaded from www.ourwatch.org.uk
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