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Online sales are increasing as consumers choose to shop from home, however Trading Standards are aware of an increasing number of adverts for non-compliant (counterfeit, illicit, unsafe) products. In 2020 we will be launching our online sales support project which will address some of the issues with these adverts. Further information can be found HERE

Scams Awareness Month is in July each year, #scamaware

The aims of the campaign are to raise awareness of the extent of scams and the threat they pose to our finances and wellbeing, help people to recognise the threat of scams, via phone, online, mail or face to face and develop consumer confidence to trust their gut feeling take time to make the right decision.

Actions consumers can take:

  • Get advice from the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06
  • Report Scams to ActionFraud 0300 123 2040
  • Tell family friends and neighbours about scams you spot.
  • Use our REPORT IT page

Useful links

Victim support

Public campaign page

Campaign page for stakeholders

Blogs about this campaign will use this tag: scams awareness month

Citizens Advice pages

Action Fraud

Financial Conduct Authority scams pages

The Pensions Regulator scams pages

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