Overview

 

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is ... People aged between 16-34 account for over half the scams reported in the UK

  • 20% of people aged between 16-34 have been scammed, compared to 4% who are aged 55+
  • Top three frauds are:
    • Cheque , plastic card and bank account
    • Online shopping and auction fraud (e.g. eBay)
    • Application fraud (excluding mortgages)
  • £2.35 billion lost in fraud in 2021
  • Around 85% of letting agencies were found to be non compliant for a number of reasons e.g. charging tenants non-permitted fees, not being a member of Property Ombudsman or Property Redress scheme

 

Come along to this talk by Bucks and Surrey Trading Standards discussing how to spot a scam, how to avoid it, and how to report it! Focusing on Landlord and Letting Agency Scams, Online Shopping Scams, Phsihing, and Counterfeit Goods!

 

Reserve your place now!