Denbighshire County Council’s Trading Standards department has joined forces with Friends Against Scams, a national Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, to stop letter boxes being blighted by promises of money, fake competition prizes and holidays from bogus companies.
Anyone who receives these types of letters or emails, as well as ones promising miracle health cures and get-rich-quick schemes can drop them into any of the One Stop Shops across the county from today (10Th June 2019) until Sunday, 1st July.
All letters handed in will be examined by officers and the National Scams Team to help prevent others from becoming a victim of scam mailings, which are usually sent from international addresses.
The campaign is part of Scams Awareness 2019 to help people avoid falling victim to scams, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.
If you think you have fallen victim of scam mail and would like impartial advice, phone Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 040506 for and English speaking adviser or 03454 040505 for a Welsh speaker, oryou can report a fraud to Action Fraud by speaking to a specialist fraud adviser on 0300 123 2040.