Be more aware of cons and scams

PEOPLE are being warned to become more savvy when it comes to scams.

New figures revealed that over 22,000 scams were reported to the Citizens Advice service in England and Wales last year.

Now Wigan Council’s Trading Standards team and the Citizens Advice service have joined forces to produce top tips on how to avoid being ripped off by lottery scams, email banking scams or Council Tax re-banding cons. Report any cons to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. For information on Scams Awareness Month, call Citizens Advice on 08454 04 05 06.