Take A Stand Against Scams

Pendle Council are joining with L.C.C. Trading Standards to raise awareness about scams

Pendle Council have teamed up with L.C.C. Trading Standards to:

  • Raise awareness of the different types of scams
  • Provide information for people to report fraud/cyber crime
  • Encourage local people and partner organisations to undertake the on-line training to become a Friend and/or Champion to spread the message in our communities to Take A Stand Against Scams

 

Stand Against Scams   Friends Against Scams

 

Be Scam Aware

You or someone you know may have been targeted by a scam recently. Research shows that the majority of us have encountered one but not everyone knows what to do. That’s why we’re urging everyone to play their part and act on scams in their report.

Help protect yourself and others by spreading the message about these key steps in helping to prevent and protect against scams:

  • Has the call, letter, email or text arrived unexpectedly?
  • You’ve never heard of the lottery or competition they are talking about and didn’t buy a ticket
  • They are asking you to send money in advance or you are being asked for person or security details
  • You’re being urged to respond quickly so you don’t get time to think about it or talk to family and friends

 

Become A Friend And/Or Champion

Visit the Friends Against Scams website: https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/ to become a Friend and/or Champion and help the people of your community avoid getting caught out by these scams.

Organisations are also encouraged to sign up to become Friends Against Scams Organisations. Scambuster Stan

 

Scambuster Stan

Like and follow the Scambuster Stan page to keep up-to-date with the latest scams that are affecting people around the UK.

Visit www.facebook.com/StanleyDards to receive information on the latest scams.

 

Help to protect yourself and others by following these key steps:

Get advice from the Citizens’ Advice consumer service 03454 04 05 06 who can provide advice and pass details on to Trading Standards.

Report scams or suspected scams to Action Fraud at 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

Tell a friend, neighbour or relative about any scams you become aware of.

 

 

Internet Scams   Mail Scams  Phone Scams