Help to fight on­line trad­ing scams

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

AN ALERT ser­vice pro­vid­ing ad­vice to Lin­colnshire res­i­dents on how to avoid on­line scams and un­scrupu­lous traders has been launched.

The new S@fe and Sm@rt news­let­ter from Lin­colnshire Trad­ing Stan­dards will keep peo­ple in Stam­ford, the Deep­ings and Spald­ing up-to-date with the lat­est on­line scam in­for­ma­tion.

It comes af­ter it was re­vealed the num­ber of com­plaints from res­i­dents about web­site pur­chas- es in­creased by 40 per cent in the last two years.

To sign up for the alert send a name and email ad­dress to safe&smart@lin­colnshire.gov.uk or visit www.lin­colnshire.gov. uk/emailalerts

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