Seven in ten people in Watford area targeted by scammers in 2021

 Seven in ten people in Watford area targeted by scammers in 2021

More than 70 per cent of people in the East of England, including Watford, have been targeted by a scammer since January, new research by Citizens Advice Watford has found.

Fraudsters tried to trick locals in a range of ways, but the biggest scam faced by Watford locals is delivery scams. 57 per cent of people in the area said they’d been contacted about a scam of this kind.

Many people in the area say they’re worried that they or a loved one could fall victim to a scam, with 75 per cent saying they’re concerned this might happen.

To encourage people to report scams, share their experiences and look out for others, Citizens Advice Watford have launched their annual Scams Awareness campaign.

Emma Burgham, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Watford, said: “A shocking number of people in Watford have been targeted by a scammer so far this year.

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