Scams awareness campaign: anyone can fall victim
This July, Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell will be showing our support for the national CA Scams Awareness Campaign*. As scammers become more and more sophisticated, anyone can fall victim.
Our campaign, in partnership with Trading Standards and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has 3 aims:
- Give people skills to identify scams
- Encourage people to share their experiences
- Help people gain the confidence to report scams.
Check out our online advice on avoiding scams and what to do if the worst happens.
Last month the CA network shed light on the different types of scams people have been facing in 2023. ‘Parcel scams’ were the most common. Of all individuals targeted nearly half (49%) experienced scammers trying to get hold of personal information and bank details by claiming to be delivery companies. CM.
Other common scams to be wary of involved banking, online shopping, tax and government support.
At CAEE we’ve been raising awareness of new scams and offering advice on how to remain vigilant. For example, in March we highlighted an imaginative ScamSmart campaign from the Financial Conduct Authority. The regulator expressed its concern about the increasing number of suspicious investment opportunities with help from Sherlock Holmes and armchair detectives! CM.