The Plymouth Athenaeum’s 2019 Winter Talks series continues with a talk on Scam Awareness on Tuesday, March 12 (2.30pm).
We are all encouraged to be ‘scam aware’ and look out for offers that aren’t all they seem. While there might be new scams cropping up all the time, the tactics of scammers remain the same.
These include being contacted out of the blue to being pressured to sign up to a deal on the spot, receiving an offer that sounds too good to be true or being told to pay an advance fee for an item or service.
Anyone can be a victim of scammers, but they deliberately prey on the vulnerable and isolated, often older people and once they send money or provide their personal and private information, their name is added to a scams list which is sold to other criminals and they are targeted again.
Tracy Birnie, Enforcement Officer at Trading Standards, will be talking about scam awareness and will answer your questions.
Talks are free and open to the public.
If wheelchair access is required please contact The Athenaeum in advance on (01752) 266079 or via email at email@example.com