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Scamnesty is now underway

MIRACLE cures, bogus lotteries, and psychic charlatans, will be among the targets of a new scam-busting campaign.

MIRACLE cures, bogus lotteries, and psychic charlatans, will be among the targets of a new scam-busting campaign.

This month, collection boxes have been set up at 18 locations around the borough, and residents are being urged to drop off any post, which they fear might be a con.

Bins have been stationed in libraries, connect centres and other public buildings, allowing locals to hand over any suspect mail.

The scheme is part of the nationwide Scamnesty campaign – which will provide valuable information about fraudsters.

Coun Diana Holl-Allen, cabinet member for safer communities, said: “Through Scamnesty month we want to raise

public awareness about scams, and urge people to help us identify the methods used.

“It is often hard to identify a scam, as many mailings, emails, or phone calls can seem very genuine.

“The best piece of advice is, if it seems too good to be true it probably is.”

 

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