Did you know that 6 in 10 people in the South East have been targeted by a scammer since January 2021*?
Anyone can fall victim to a scam. People of all ages and backgrounds get scammed and it is important to be on your guard.
The Scams Awareness Fortnight campaign 2021 aims to give you information and advice to help you spot, avoid and report scams – and to help others too.
From June 14th-27th we’re sharing tips on social media to help you protect yourself from scams and to report suspicious activity: follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
You can also get clear advice and information about scams at the Citizens Advice website.
Watch our Scams Awareness webinar
Watch our online chat with our friends at West Sussex Trading Standards and Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice, to give you simple information to give you confidence to spot and report scams.
This webinar was recorded on June 22nd, 2021. All information was correct at the time of recording but over time things can change, so please check the Citizens Advice website or contact your local Citizens Advice for the latest information.
Phone Adviceline: 0808 278 7969 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm)
Email us, use web chat, BSL Live Video Link and face to face services: click here for details.
Citizens Advice information leaflet for Scams Awareness 2021: download it here
Report a scam: Action Fraud
Make a difference: visit Friends Against Scams
Avoid pension scams: The Pensions Regulator
Protect yourself online: Get Safe Online
Improve your online security: Cyber Aware
You can also attend monthly scams awareness webinars run by the West Sussex Community Safety & Wellbeing Team alongside Trading Standards.
The next webinars take place on July 27th. Find details of how to book below:
Tues 27th July 2021: 10:00am – 11:30am – book here
Tues 27th July 2021: 6:00pm – 7:30pm – book here
*Opinium surveyed a representative sample of 2,086 adults living in the UK between May 21st-25th 2021.