Be Scam Aware

Published: 25 May 2023

Scams can – and do – affect anyone, so it’s important always to keep an eye out for them.  Citizens Advice West Berkshire (CAWB), and West Berkshire Council’s Public Protection Partnership have launched their annual Scams Awareness campaign to encourage people to report scams, share their experiences, and look out for others. 

If you think someone might be trying to scam you, it’s important to act straightaway. Information about staying safe from scams may be found on the Citizens Advice website.

If you’ve been scammed:

  • Talk to your bank or card company immediately if you’ve handed over any financial and sensitive information or made a payment
  • Contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133 or visit their website
  • West Berkshire residents can call Citizens Advice West Berkshire on 01635 516605 and leave a message.
Report the scam to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online. They’ll also issue a crime reference number.