Scams Awareness Month

June 2018

Scams warning for Generation Z

2018-06-12T18:09:23+01:00 June 12th, 2018|Recent news|

Croydon Council's trading standards team is warning young people aged 18-24 to be aware of how to protect themselves from online scammers after a rise in reported digital fraud cases.

September 2017

Switching on to safer electrics

2017-09-29T08:27:15+01:00 September 29th, 2017|Recent news|

The danger of fire and personal injury caused by faulty or ill-maintained domestic electrical goods is ever-present in today’s appliance-driven homes.

Day five of London Trading Standards Week is focused on how trading standards officers can help prevent […]

July 2017

Targeting older people

2017-07-20T11:59:33+01:00 July 20th, 2017|Recent news|

Bank card and investment fraud are among the most lucrative scams for those determined to part the innocent from their cash – and older people are most likely to become the victims.

The national Scams Awareness Month campaign […]

July 2016

Deterring the dodgy doorstep dealers

2016-07-22T15:14:07+01:00 July 22nd, 2016|Recent news|

Appearing friendly, polite and trustworthy is one of the key weapons in the doorstep scammer’s arsenal, and is used to ruthlessly part their unsuspecting victim from as much cash as they can.

As Scams Awareness Month winds up, […]

Doing it by the letter

2016-07-18T10:09:25+01:00 July 18th, 2016|Recent news|

As Scams Awareness Month progresses, Croydon Council’s trading standards team rips open the envelope on scams that arrive in the post, often promising great fortune to the (un)lucky recipient.

With 16% of scams reported to Action Fraud in […]

Keeping the online scammers at bay

2016-07-11T12:07:24+01:00 July 11th, 2016|Recent news|

Online scams – and the ways in which residents can keep their home computers, tablets and smartphones safe – are this week’s focus of attention for Croydon Council’s trading standards team as Scams Awareness Month continues.

Hackers use computer viruses […]

Beware smooth telephone operators

2016-07-05T08:37:47+01:00 July 5th, 2016|Recent news|

Many people, particularly trusting older folk, believe that the personal approach of a telephone call cannot possibly mean that the sincere-sounding voice on the end of the line is trying to con them out of their hard-earned […]

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