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Scams Awareness Fortnight

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

Last year's campaign took place over two weeks, from the 15-28 June. We focused on raising awareness of the scams that 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.

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

You can view digital materials from the 2020 campaign on our resources page, including a partner briefing, posters and leaflets that can be printed or emailed, and a social media pack. There are also links to resources from our partners.

New and updated materials will be provided in late spring 2021.

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 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

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.