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Scams Awareness Fortnight

Scams Awareness Fortnight

Scams Awareness Fortnight

Monday, June 14, 2021

Scams Awareness Fortnight is taking place from 14 - 27 June. This annual campaign is all about creating a network of confident, #ScamAware consumers who are able to recognise a scam, report it to the appropriate agency and talk about their experiences to help raise public awareness of scams.

As part of the campaign Citizens Advice have produced a whole range of resources. This includes informational posters, leaflets, a Scams Awareness presentation and social/digital media packs and graphics. There is even an online quiz where you can test how scam aware you are. 

If you need immediate support, please visit the advice pages - you don’t have to deal with scams alone.  

"Your efforts during the Scams Awareness campaign are important, whether you’re an individual consumer looking to protect yourself and your family from scams, or an organisation or group representing consumers.

Protecting people against scams is more important than ever. Many people are facing issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic - from employment and debt, to housing and health - meaning more people are in vulnerable situations. Scammers are taking advantage of this, so it's vital people have the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves.

Help us spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and that we can all take a stand to help stop them. There are actions we can all take to report them, share stories and raise awareness of scams to safeguard ourselves and others".

Source: Citizens Advice

 

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