The Gateshead Housing Company is holding a free course to help customers avoid falling prey to scams, especially in the run up to Christmas.
‘Spot the scam’ will be held on Thursday 7 December between 1pm and 3pm and will highlight that if a deal sounds too good to be true, then it usually is.
Helen Watson, Involvement and Diversity Lead, said: “Every year more than three million people in the UK are conned out of hundreds and even thousands of pounds through illegal schemes.
“Everyone is a target as criminals can contact potential victims by post, phone, e-mail, online, and on your doorstep.
“The weeks before Christmas are always a prime time for scammers.
“So to become scam savvy, call us on 0191 433 5357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free place.”
Help to attend the course, including transport and interpreters, is also available.