Every year more than three million people in the UK fall victim to scams losing hundreds and even thousands of pounds. It is estimated that nearly half of people in the UK (48 per cent) have been targeted by a scam and that Â£3.5 billion is lost to scams every year. People from all walks of life get conned because scammers are clever and always on the lookout for new ways to take our money.
How to spot a scam
All these are signs that it might be a scam:
May 2014 is Scams Awareness Month. Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux has teamed up with Southwark Trading Standards to highlight the problem of scams, tell people how to avoid being taken in and how they can fight back against the scammers.
Help protect your Community
Come along to a workshop and find out more
Thursday 15th May 6-7.30 pm
Inspire, St Peters Church, Liverpool Grove, SE London, SE17 2HH
To book a place please contact:
email@example.comÂ or call 0207 740 1744
If it seems too good to be true â€“ it probably is!
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45