Scams Awareness Campaign

Please do look at the link below for The Scams Awareness Campaign which is running for the next two weeks. Keep an eye on the website as resources will be added to it.

The key message is: STOP REPORT & TALK there may often be a stigma associated with becoming a victim of a scam or fraud, so encouraging communities to discuss these crime types can reduce the shame felt by many victims.

An increasing number of crimes we deal with as a force are scam or fraud related. In the past it was thought only 5% of scams and frauds were reported more recently this figure has risen to around 13%.

The scams can range from sophisticated courier fraud scams, where fraudsters will try to obtain cash and bank details, to inheritance and romance fraud where the perpetrator will build up a relationship with the victim over time.

Please join the fight against scams by registering to become a Friend Against Scams at

Follow the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) on Facebook or Twitter @CambsPboroAgainstScams or visit our website for more information.