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Scams and warnings

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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.

Sign up to our email alerts and get the latest Trading Standards news and Scam Reports together with any reports of Rogue Traders that may be operating in the City.

Can you spot a scam? Try this interactive quiz from Halton Trading Standards [external website - Halton Trading Standards].

Report scams

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

Online via their online reporting form
Telephone: 03454 04 05 06
Online: via their online fraud reporting tool

Action Fraud, the UK national fraud office

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 where you can find information and advice on the warning signs to look out for.

Trading standards - consumers


Tel: 03454 040506


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