Every day criminals seem to come up with a new scam or fraud. The purpose might be to:
- steal your identity
- find out if you are at home
- obtain credit on your address
- get you to part with your money with empty promises and non-existant or poor quality products or services
The fraudsters might contact you:
- by phone
- by post
- by email
- in person at your front-door
- through the internet
All businesses should be aware of potential scammers. Checking the business Trading Standards pages on East Sussex County Council's (ESCC) website will help to keep you up to date with all the latest information.
Scamming operations are taking place all the time and some are more easily spotted than others. We recommend that businesses keep alert particularly when staff numbers are low, for example during the holiday period or if redundancies have taken place.
Supported by Sussex Police Action Fraud allows you to report frauds and scams online if you have been a victim. Go to their website to find full information.
The Trading Standards Office runs regular checks on these consumer scams. If you suspect that you have been targeted as a victim, contact the East Sussex County Council (ESCC) Trading Standards Office at:
Trading Standards Service
St Mary's House
52 St. Leonards Road
Eastbourne, BN21 3UU
Telephone: 01323 418200
Fax: 01323 418227