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.
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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.