Diss and Thetford CAB to make public more ‘scam aware’ during July

Diss, Norfolk. Citizens Advice Bureau in Diss ENGANL00120120926114947

Diss, Norfolk. Citizens Advice Bureau in Diss ENGANL00120120926114947

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Diss and Thetford Citizens Advice Bureau is encouraging people to be more ‘scam aware’ during the month of July.

Backing the national Scams Awareness campaign, representatives for the service will be at Diss library from July 13 to July 17, and at Barclays Bank in the town from July 20 to July 22,talking to members of the public about how to spot, avoid and report scams.

The campaign, supported by Trading Standards, is urging people to get advice if they think they’ve been conned, and warn others to help stop scams from spreading.

Vera Proudlove, Trustee of Diss and Thetford Citizens Advice, said: “Reporting scams is the only way to get them closed down, so we’re asking people to inform the authorities to stop others from being targeted.

“If you’ve been scammed, or you’re worried about a potential scam, there are also ways in which we can help - you can contact our office or visit the Citizens Advice website for information on your next steps.”

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of national Citizens Advice, added: “We’re urging people to talk about scams and report them to the authorities.

“This will stop scammers from getting away with it and avoid others falling foul of their cons.”

For more information contact Becky Chapman by emailing support@disscab.cabnet.org.uk or calling 01379 644912, or the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06.