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Warning over rogue traders

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 29, 2013

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A REMINDER is being sent out by a council that offers which seem too good to be true probably are as part of national Scams Awareness Month.

Starting on Friday, Staffordshire County Council trading standards officers will be issuing reminders on typical scams, which are being made increasingly online. They will also be advising people on how to avoid telephone and postal scams and how to beat conmen and rogue traders.

Pat Corfield, Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader, said: “We would ask people always to be wary of offers for money, including tax reimbursements, or seemingly great deals on products. People should never give personal details – particularly their bank details.”

Help is available by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

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  • Burton Mail  |  January 30 2013, 1:28AM

    Re Rogue Traders. This may be relevant or not but since I "dumped" Facebook about a year ago I have had no unwanted attacks on my E-mail system or pop ups when using the internet and no unwanted messages to my cell phone. When I used face book although it was very restricted to contacts only my personal details were constantly being obtained by third party unauthorised contacts. Personally I will never use any social media network again they are just not secure enough. I have e-mail, phone calls and text, I can also write letters if necessary all a lot more secure as I have full control over what information I allow to be seen. These councils during this period should look seriously into the lack of security on all social media service sites.