Learn how fraudsters operate in Accrington

TRADING standards bosses are holding a special event at Accrington town hall tomorrow highlighting how fraudsters operate.

County Councillor Albert Atkinson, deputy leader of Lancashire County Council, said: “In the Hyndburn area alone over 100 different scams are reported to Trading Standards each year.

“People affected by scam mail often suffer in silence, feeling too embarrassed to speak to anyone and caught in a cycle of paying more and more money to the scammers.”

Studies put the potential cost to Lancashire residents of responding to scams at £60m every year.

The schemes to con people out of their money usually come by post, phone or email and can be about fake lotteries, unclaimed prizes, psychic readings, bogus health cures or investment scams.

Among the speakers at tomorrow’s ‘Scam Mail is Blackmail’ event which starts at 10.15am includes the daughter of an elderly woman who was traumatised by a fraudster.

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4:32pm Fri 30 Nov 12

M Foster says...

"Learn how fraudsters operate in Accrington"

What, so we can do it? :-)
"Learn how fraudsters operate in Accrington" What, so we can do it? :-) M Foster

4:40pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Good call says...

What, will Max Keiser be there exposing the mass financial looting being committed by the banksters
What, will Max Keiser be there exposing the mass financial looting being committed by the banksters Good call

5:16pm Fri 30 Nov 12

floydbrfc says...

Great idea maybe we could have a few guests from Westminster giving an insight on the latest scams they have dreamed up
Great idea maybe we could have a few guests from Westminster giving an insight on the latest scams they have dreamed up floydbrfc

5:19pm Fri 30 Nov 12

mys says...

floydbrfc wrote:
Great idea maybe we could have a few guests from Westminster giving an insight on the latest scams they have dreamed up
Ha ha well said!!!
[quote][p][bold]floydbrfc[/bold] wrote: Great idea maybe we could have a few guests from Westminster giving an insight on the latest scams they have dreamed up[/p][/quote]Ha ha well said!!! mys

7:13pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

Learn how fraudsters operate in Accrington.

Before they ask you to vote for them..
Learn how fraudsters operate in Accrington. Before they ask you to vote for them.. Info-warrior

7:32pm Fri 30 Nov 12

2 for 5p says...

Remember only dis honest people can be scamed
Remember only dis honest people can be scamed 2 for 5p

11:36am Sat 1 Dec 12

me pete says...

w have been scammed by this government for years....whats new???
w have been scammed by this government for years....whats new??? me pete

7:05pm Mon 3 Dec 12

maz;0) says...

me pete wrote:
w have been scammed by this government for years....whats new???
My thoughts too!! they're all theives, liars and t*rror*sts...
[quote][p][bold]me pete[/bold] wrote: w have been scammed by this government for years....whats new???[/p][/quote]My thoughts too!! they're all theives, liars and t*rror*sts... maz;0)

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