Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They usually come by post, phone or email. There are hundreds of scams – fake lotteries and prize draws,
get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams, pyramid selling. The list goes on. Every year, three million people in the UK are victims of
scams, often losing hundreds or even thousands of pounds. The scammers are clever and people from all walks of life get duped. This booklet sets out various types of scams and how to protect yourself. Scam examples used are fictional
based on real examples. Remember the golden rule - 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'.