Coventry is large enough to have a Consumer Network, an organisation which collates and then reports on scams which range from mysterious telephone calls to food recalls and internet fraudsters.

Do take a look at this in-depth report that they have produced for August and if youc an, please do publicise any of the case studies in your social media or newsletters as they may well be repeated in our much more rural – and therefore vulnerable – areas.

If you have any scams that you have come across and would like reported, please do contact our Local Trading Standards – full contact details here