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:
Campaign page for stakeholders
Blogs about this campaign will use this tag: scams awareness month
Financial Conduct Authority scams pages
The Pensions Regulator scams pages