Scammers, fraudsters, rogue traders - there are many names for individuals or companies that attempt to obtain money or personal information by being misleading, coercive or by simply lying.
Scams can take place in a number of ways, for example on your doorstep, post, phone (including SMS text or other messaging service) or online (including email, social media or fake websites).
We encourage family, friends and neighbours to look out for those around them who are vulnerable and could fall victim to rogue traders or scams. You can learn more via our virtual scams awareness sessions.
Remember these three pointers:
- Say no to doorstep callers.
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Unsolicited phone calls - it's not impolite, it's your right to hang up.