Trading Standards Wants your Scam Mail

Living Magazines Trading Standards Scam Mail

Every day, countless people in the UK receive scam mail through their door. Criminals often target people who are aged over 65 in particular.

Throughout December, the National Trading Standards Scams Team are running a SCAMnesty campaign to ask everyone in the UK to look out for any scam mail and send it in for investigation.

Do you or your friends or family have any scam mail? Send it free of charge to the National Trading Standards Scams Team to be investigated.  Please send it to: FREEPOST, NTSST, MAIL MARSHALS

The team will reply to those who send in their post using the Freepost address.

Scam mail is any letters sent with the goal of obtaining your money by using deception or fraud. Examples include fake lotteries or prize draws, bogus health cures, fake psychics, investment scams.  They often use official language, a sense of urgency and mention your name. You can find out more about the SCAMnesty campaign and view the team’s privacy policy on the website:

For advice, or to ask for help for a victim of fraud from Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards, call the Citizens Advice Consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.

NB. The above relates only to scam mail you have received in the post. To report cyber crime to the Police, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or go to