Be scam aware
A scam is a scheme designed to con you out of cash or personal details. They come by post, by telephone, by email or even by doorstep calling. They include bogus prize draws and lotteries, get-rich-quick schemes, deceptive premium rate telephone numbers, fake health cures and bogus tax rebates. New ones appear every day.
Anyone can be a victim. Scammers sound genuine, and some are very convincing. Remember:
- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
- don’t be rushed into anything
- if you are in doubt, just say no
If you are unsure whether what is being offered is genuine or not, talk to a friend or family member.
If you wish to report a suspected scam, or have any information about a possible scam, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06. They will ensure that all relevant regulatory authorities are informed.
To report a financial or investment scam please visit the National Fraud Authority’s Action Fraud (link opens in new window) site or telephone 0300 123 2040.