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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

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

Trading standards - consumers

(via Citizen's Advice consumer helpline)

Email: tradingstandards@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 03454 040506

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/tradingstandardsteam

Telephone lines open Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm (except bank holidays)
Calls to the helpline cost up to 9p per minute
from a landline. If you're calling from a mobile,
it'll cost between 3p and 40p per minute - if you
have inclusive minutes
it's the same as calling a
landline.

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