“Scams can happen to anyone!”

A host of events are taking place over June giving residents information and tips on avoiding falling victim

 

Released: 12 June 2019

Residents are being encouraged to come forward and report scams this June.

West Sussex Trading Standards is urging the public not to feel embarrassed if they fall victim to a scam.

“Scams can happen to anyone” is the message of this year’s national Scams Awareness Campaign.

Trading Standards officers and Citizens Advice will be attending a range of events across the county to provide information on scams and to offer tips to avoid falling victim to fraudulent activity.

These are taking place on:

• Tuesday 18 June from 11am to 1pm at Tesco, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill
• Thursday 20 June from 11am to 1pm at Sainsbury’s, Bannister Way, Haywards Heath
• Thursday 20 June from 9:30am to 1pm at Tesco, Fishbourne Road, Chichester
• Saturday 22 June from 12 noon to 5pm at Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens, Crawley
• Thursday 27 June from 9:30am to 1pm at Tesco, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Falling victim to a scam can leave people feeling embarrassed and reluctant to come forward. Removing the stigma around scams is vital and I would urge people to come along to these events and talk about their experiences.”

Anyone concerned about scams can get advice from the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Learn more about scams and report fraud and cybercrime. 

Report an incident or concern direct to West Sussex Trading Standards Service online.

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