Statistics show that every 15 seconds, someone reports a fraud in the UK. Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Officers are supporting vulnerable people who have become victims of mass marketing scams. Many Nottinghamshire residents contacted have lost £1,000s to these scams.
Friends Against Scams is a national initiative which aims to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem and raise awareness of scams. You can help by signing up to the campaign and completing a short training package at www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk
Anyone can register to become a Friend Against Scams. Upon completion of the training, people are encouraged to share their knowledge with their friends and family.