Don't let your guard down
Published 13/04/2010 | 05:00
CONSUMERS have been warned about falling victim to scams after new research showed that three-quarters of consumers admitted they or a family member had been the target of an attempted fraud.
And one-in-five consumers have lost money or valuable personal information as a result of a scam, research commissioned by the National Consumer Agency indicates.
The research shows that the scams claiming the most victims are premium rate phone prize schemes and bogus callers/tradesmen.
Consumers are urged to be cautious about "working-from-home" schemes, particularly those that offer easy money for little effort.