Scams Awareness Month is an annual campaign bringing together organisations and consumers across the country to take a united stand against scams and fraud which affect millions of people each year.
The campaign will launch on the 4 July 2017 and run until 31 July. Last year 40 CAB offices took part by campaigning on social media, holding events in their community or distributing materials. Many bureau worked in partnership with local agencies, such as Trading Standards, making scams a priority and protecting those most at risk.
Scams aren’t a minor inconvenience: they cause distress and misery, and can ruin lives. If you decide to take part in this year's campaign, you're helping to give people the awareness that will help them protect themselves and those in their families and communities who are less able to spot scams. Scams Awareness Month 2017 aims to create a confident community of consumers; people who get timely advice from trusted sources, people who report scams and share their experiences so that others can benefit.