OFT warns agents to beware of scam emails

OFT warns agents to beware of scam emails

The Office of Fair Trading is warning agents to beware of scam emails as it launches its Scams Awareness Month.

The OFT will soon be issuing a warning about scams targeting small businesses on its website. These include information on scams offering business directory registration, office supplies and domain names, as well as ‘charitable’ publishing scams, fake invoices and bogus government agency scams.

As part of its awareness month, the OFT is asking the public for help in the battle against fraudsters. In its nationwide Scamnesty,consumers will beasked to collect scam emails and drop them in Scamnesty bins in public areas.

Every year an estimated three million people fall victim to mass marketed scams such as bogus lotteries, deceptive prize draws, fake psychics, get-rich-quick schemes and miracle health cures.

The OFT advises anyone who is ripped off by these scams to contact Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.


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