Citizens Advice Gosport to expose scam techniques

THE tricks of the trade used by scammers in the area are being exposed by Citizens Advice.

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:57 am

Citizens Advice Gosport has teamed up with Trading Standards to give people the knowledge to spot potential scams.

The two organisations will be holding a ‘Spam Or Scam’ session at Gosport Discovery Centre on Friday, July 21 at 10am.

Valerie Kelly, chief executive of Citizens Advice Gosport, said: ‘Knowing how to spot a scam is the best line of defence against being scammed.

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‘While scammers will always use tactics like cut-price deals and pressure selling to draw people in, there are more ways for scammers to reach people with different bogus offers.

‘People will be able to take away a few key tips from the event which will help protect them against a range of different scams.

‘People are reluctant to talk about scams; we want to bring the issue out into the open.’