As our Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Paul Whittaker is anxious to help us all to be aware of potential scams and has trained as a SCAMchampion. Here is a message from him.
Working together with Neighbourhood Watch, Trading Standards are running training sessions through a “Friends Against Scams” scheme – generating awareness of what could be a scam.
Did you know that 52% of all reported crimes in the UK are fraud related, and that it is believed a significant amount of fraud crime goes unreported as people often feel embarrassed that they’ve been a victim?
I have recently completed training as a SCAM Champion, so that I can help other people to more easily be able to spot a potential scam and what to do if you suspect someone is trying to scam you or you believe you may have been a victim – certificates attached.
I would encourage you all to view the video on this link and to share with your family and friends: https://www.
Friends Against Scams – National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative protecting and preventing people from becoming victims of scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.
Scammers are very clever and I know people who are very intelligent who have become victims – it can happen to anyone!
I would be interested to see if there would be any interest in a community session to share more information. Please let me know if this would be of interest, email@example.com