Scams Awareness Fortnight 2020

Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 08:40

Scams Awareness Fortnight 2020

Citizens Advice are holding their annual Scams Awareness campaign over two weeks, from the 15th to the 28th June. The campaign focuses on raising awareness of scams that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

This year, protecting people against scams is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis means more people are facing issues - from employment and debt, to housing and health - resulting in more people being in vulnerable situations. Added to this, the overall heightened uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic is making everyone more vulnerable and more likely to fall victim to a scam. Empowering the public against scams is crucial during these uncertain times.

Help spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and that we can all take a stand to help stop them. There are actions we can all take to report them, share stories and raise awareness of scams to safeguard ourselves and others.

Tags: Community Safety, Scams Awareness