West Sussex County Council Trading Standards officers event in Bognor Regis to warn about the increased risk of scams related to the current cost-of-living crisis
Scam Awareness Week 1 event
West Sussex County Council Trading Standards officers will be holding two events to warn about the increased risk of scams related to the current cost-of-living crisis. The events are being held during Scams Awareness Fortnight (13th-26th June); an annual campaign run by Citizens Advice with the Consumer Protection Partnership.
There are lots of different types of scams emerging. These include:
- Scammers pretending to be energy companies, luring people with “too good to be true” deals in order to steal their money.
- Fake sales representatives selling counterfeit shopping vouchers.
- Fraudsters sending out phishing emails pretending to offer an energy rebate or government support in order to obtain people’s personal information.
Trading Standards will be out at Tesco Superstore, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis from 10.30am – 12.30pm on Friday 17th June 2022 to help people become #ScamAware.
To check if something might be a scam visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk and search for ‘Check if something might be a scam’ and if you’ve been scammed, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
You can report illegal or undesirable trading activity direct to West Sussex Trading Standards Service at www.westsussex.gov.uk/tsreport.