Citizens Advice Weymouth and Portland is holding two drop-in events to help people know when they have been targeted with a scam.

The events are part of June's Scams Awareness Month, a national campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams.

People will be able to learn about the common signs of a scam, such as receiving an offer that sounds too good to be true or being told to pay an advance fee for an item or service.

People will also be encouraged to report scams so that the police can take action and they can get advice on how to try and get their money back.

The events will take place on the morning of Thursday (14) at Weymouth Library, as part of the Carers' Information Week Fair, and on the morning of Thursday, June 28 at Portland Tophill Library.

Rachel Rogers, advice services manager at Citizens Advice Weymouth and Portland, said: "'Don't miss a trick, be scams aware' is our message to people.

"There are new scams cropping up all the time but scammers' tactics remain the same. From getting contacted out of the blue to being pressured to sign up to a deal on the spot, our event will reveal the tell-tale signs of a scam that people need to keep an eye out for.

"While all of us can have the bad luck of being targeted with a scam, we hope this event will stop more scammers from running off with people's money."

If people are in doubt about whether or not an offer is genuine, they should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 or their local Citizens Advice.

If people have been scammed they should report it to Action Fraud.