- It seems too good to be true, like you’ve won a competition you don’t remember entering, or a “get rich quick” investment opportunity.
- It’s unexpected, such as someone you don’t know getting in touch or getting a message about a parcel delivery you’re not expecting.
- You’ve been asked for personal information like passwords or your bank details.
- You’re being urged to respond or pay quickly.
- You’ve been asked to pay in an unusual way, for example by gift vouchers or a transfer service.
- You are being asked to pay for a product or service before receiving written confirmation of what’s been agreed.
News – 22 May 2023 Did you know the UK is losing £2,300 a minute to fraud?! This week (22 – 28 May), Citizens Advice, supported by Trading Standards Services, is running a scam awareness campaign, hoping to create a network of confident and alert consumers who will know what to do when they spot a scam. Something might be a scam if: