Don’t be rushed Don’t be Hushed
New Forest Citizens Advice is calling on residents in the New Forest Area to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds.
Scams Awareness Month launches on 1 July and will be highlighting how scams continue to flourish when people stay silent.
The Scams Awareness Month campaign is asking people to keep two things in mind when they receive an unsolicited approach or when they are looking for goods or services: don’t be rushed and don’t be hushed. People should take their time to make a decision and get their facts together before parting with their money or personal information, and speak out when they think they’ve spotted a scam.
What to do if you have been scammed
● Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to help stop it happening to others.
● Get advice and report it to Trading Standards through the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 or online advice at www.adviceguide.org.uk