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Scam Awareness Month

Citizens Advice Diss, Thetford and District helps people get clued up on spotting scams

Citizens Advice Diss, Thetford and District is holding a series of events to help people spot potential scams.

The events are part of a national Scams Awareness campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams.

People will learn about the spotting the common signs of a scam, such as receiving an offer that sounds too good to be true or being told to pay upfront for an item or service.

Attendees will also be encouraged to report scams so that the police can take action and they can get advice on how to try and get their money back.

Pop along and see us at the following times and locations:

Tuesday 11 June, Thetford Library, 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 12 June, Harleston Coop, 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 18 June, Eye Library, 10am – 12noon

Friday 21 June, Mere’s mouth, Diss, 10am – 2pm

Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Mel Jones, said:

“‘Stop, report, talk: Be #scamaware’ is our message to people we support in Diss, Thetford, Eye, Harleston and surrounding villages.

“We’re finding that although many people have come into contact with scammers, relatively few people are speaking up about this issue.

“People can sometimes feel foolish or embarrassed talking about, or reporting their experiences, but sadly this means scammers are getting away scot-free.”

“In reality, all of us can have the bad luck of being targeted with a scam. We hope this event, together with our Scams Awareness campaign, will encourage people to share their stories and learn tips to stop scammers from running off with people’s money.”

If people are in doubt about whether or not an offer is genuine, they should contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06 or their local Citizens Advice at Diss or Thetford, or Citizens Advice outreach sessions at Eye Health Centre or Harleston Information Plus. For times and locations visit our Contact Us page

If people have been scammed they should report it to Action Fraud.