Scams awareness month

July was Scams awareness month.  The theme for this year dealt with 'the spike in the number of shoppers who are scammed into buying non-existent goods’.

Running over four weeks each week had a different theme.

  • Life established 45s-60s – largest group targeted
  • Young people 18-24 – this group has seen a sharp rise in number of victims
  • Socially isolated – hardest to reach and high levels of recurring victims
  • Over 70s – high level of detriment

Further information about scams

Scams Awareness Month (Citizens Advice)

Information about scams from Hampshire Trading Standards