Scams and Scam Alerts

A scam is a scheme designed to con someone and make as much money as possible for the scammer. Scammers are becoming more sophisticated in the ways they con us. Scams can arrive by post, telephone, email or in person from  someone calling at your door.

Remember, if something appears too good to be true then it is probably a scam.

For information on Trading Standards Scam Awareness Campaign 2016 click on

Take A Stand Against Scams!  

To view the current local scams that we are aware of, please see the list on the left hand side.

Keep Yourself Scam Free:

Register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) to reduce unwanted sales calls. You can register for free on 0845 0700707or go to www.tpsonline.org.uk

Register with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) to reduce unwanted mail. You can register for free on 0845 7034599 or go to www.mpsonline.org.uk

If you need advice or want to report a scam contact the Citizens Advice Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

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