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 helpline
Action Fraud, the UK national fraud office
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 Safe Concerts, where you can find information and advice on the warning signs to look out for.