SCAM mail boxes have been set up across Northumberland to fight back against fraudsters.
Residents are being urged to report suspect postal scams to Northumberland Trading Standards and the Office of Fair Trading by dropping them into the designated boxes or reporting them online.
Boxes can be found at the county council’s one stop shop in Bridge Street, Morpeth, Morpeth and Ponteland libraries, County Hall and the public protection office in Loansdean, Morpeth.
Email scams can be reported online at www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/reportascam. For further information call Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.