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Scams Awareness Fortnight 2020

Our annual Scams Awareness campaign aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they spot a scam.

This year's campaign will take place over two weeks, from the 15-28 June. We'll be focusing on raising awareness of the scams that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Your efforts during the Scams Awareness campaign are important, whether you’re an individual consumer looking to protect yourself and your family from scams, or an organisation or group representing consumers.

This year protecting people against scams is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis means more people are facing issues - from employment and debt, to housing and health - resulting in more people being in vulnerable situations. Added to this, the overall heightened uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic is making everyone more vulnerable and more likely to fall victim to a scam. Empowering the public against scams is crucial during these uncertain times.  

Help us spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and that we can all take a stand to help stop them. There are actions we can all take to report them, share stories and raise awareness of scams to safeguard ourselves and others.

If you have any campaign enquiries please email campaigns@citizensadvice.org.uk.

Advice for consumers

Resources for campaigners

We'll be providing new digital resources in May 2020. Due to the lockdown measures in place due to COVID-19, we will no longer be sending physical campaign packs to local partners.

You can also view resources from the 2019 campaign. There are also links to resources from our partners.

If you campaigning in Scotland, please use the resources from Citizens Advice Scotland.

Let us know you’ve taken part in the 2020 Scams Awareness campaign and sign up for our mailing list

You can register your participation in the 2020 Scams Awareness campaign by completing the form below. This will also give you the option to sign up to the mailing list for campaign updates. You can see which other local organisations are raising awareness of scams on our map

If you are a campaigner in Scotland please visit Citizens Advice Scotland for more information about the campaign where you live.

Our partners

Citizens Advice runs the Scams Awareness campaign in close collaboration with the Consumer Protection Partnership. This brings together key partners in the consumer landscape to identify, prioritise and coordinate collective action to tackle detriment.

Partners include Trading Standards service and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

If you have any campaign enquiries please email campaigns@citizensadvice.org.uk.