‘Don't be Rushed, don't be Hushed': we are calling on consumers to resist pressure to make a quick decision and to refuse to remain silent on scams: either because they feel ashamed of being conned or through weary acceptance.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute and Citizens Advice have organised Scams Awareness Month to remind consumers of the dangers of being fooled and tricked by scams and scammers.
A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat you out of your money.
Can you spot a scam? Try this interactive quiz from Halton Trading Standards [external website - Halton Trading Standards].
You can send your scam letters free to: Scamnesty - Trading Standards, Freepost (CV681), Coventry CV1 1BR or report any scams to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre on 0300 123 2040.
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.