Well done to the British Office of Fair Trading for dreaming up an imaginative method to raise awareness of scams amongst the general public.
Aside from providing a contact email address for internet users to report scam websites and messages, it has also placed special “Scamnesty” bins up and down the country for recipients to dump the unsolicited scams they receive through the regular post too.
All of this is in aid of Scam Awareness Month, which is aiming to educate citizens about the wide variety of scams operating today, including lottery scams, weight loss scams, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus psychic predictions and even scams sent via SMS text messages to mobile phones.
The awareness campaign is being backed up by a “Don’t get scammed” TV advert…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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