Scams Awareness Campaign

Please do look at the link below for The Scams Awareness Campaign www.citizensadvice.org.uk/sa19 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 https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/elearning/Cambridgeshire

Follow the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CAPASP19/ or Twitter @CambsPboroAgainstScams or visit our website https://cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/capasp for more information.

 

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