A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat you out of your money.
There are many scams with new ones appearing constantly. However, all scams are variations on just a few types of schemes.
We issue regular email alerts to provide you with the latest news on Scams, Trading Standards news and other relevant information.
Can you spot a scam? Try this interactive quiz from Halton Trading Standards [external website - Halton Trading Standards].
Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:
The Citizens Advice consumer
Action Fraud, the UK national
Telephone: 0300 123 2040
You can also send your scam letters free to: Scamnesty - Trading Standards, Freepost (CV681), Coventry CV1 1BR
Before buying tickets for events, festivals and music concerts visit http://www.safeconcerts.com/ where you can find information and advice on the warning signs to look out for.