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Fraudster warning for shoppers

Andy Cooke from Trading Standards, Jeff Thomas from Citizens' Advice Bureau, and Coun Peter Wilson

Andy Cooke from Trading Standards, Jeff Thomas from Citizens' Advice Bureau, and Coun Peter Wilson

 

Visitors to Chorley town centre have been warned about the latest scams used by fraudsters.

A new campaign is being run this month by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

Representatives provided advice and information on Chorley’s Flat Iron car park as part of the initiative.

National Scams Awareness Month aims to reveal more about the methods being used by criminals to con the public.

The campaign focuses on online scams, postal cheats, phone cons and doorstep rip-offs.

Research shows the majority of scams go unreported and estimates put the real cost to Lancashire residents at £64m annually.

For more advice, visit a Citizens’ Advice Bureau or call 0844 245 1294.

 

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