Posted: Thu 30th Jun 2016

Gwynedd Supports Campaign To Tackle Scams

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 30th, 2016

With July designated national ‘Scam Awareness Month’, Gwynedd Council is urging members of the public to be wary of any schemes that seem too good to be true and to let them know if you have specific concerns about possible scams. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of this year’s National Scam Awareness Month, Gwynedd Council’s Trading Standards Unit will have strategically placed ‘scam bins’ at the Council’s main reception areas in Caernarfon, Pwllheli and Dolgellau where members of the public will be able to deposit any unsolicited mail they may have received relating to prize draws, lotteries and get rich quick schemes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Trading Standards matters said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The month-long campaign is a good way of reminding people about the dangers of scams. Too often we hear about people who have fallen foul of money making schemes that were unfortunately too good to be true. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“By placing scam bins in the Council’s main receptions, we hope that members of the public will let our Trading Standards officers know about the kind of unsolicited scam mail they receive. At the end of the month, the information provided will be analysed by officers, and will hopefully provide the Council’s Trading Standards Unit with a picture of the different types of scam mail being delivered in the county.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All the information received during the Scam Awareness Month will be treated in confidence and, unless specifically requested, no attempt will be made to contact the consumers who have provided the information. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Should any Gwynedd consumers have concerns regarding postal scams, they are welcome to contact Gwynedd Council’s Trading Standards Unit on 01766- 771000 or email: safmas@gwynedd.llyw.cymru ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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