Alert others to cons to beat the scanners’ tricks

FIGHT back against fraudsters by joining a campaign to alert others about tricks and cons next month.

The Office of Fair Trading is calling for people to bin their scam mail throughout February for Scams Awareness Month.

Neighbourhood and Home Watch members will be able to dump their scam mail in specially-designated bins to show the con men they will not be fooled.

The top most complained-about scams, according to Consumer Direct, feature money transfer, prize draws, ticketing, foreign lotteries and career opportunities.

The month also concentrates on holiday clubs and ticket scams. Find out more at