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FRIENDS AGAINST SCAMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 841: tabled on 23 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports National Trading Standards' campaign, Friends Against Scams, which seeks to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams; understands that scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and that postal, telephone and doorstep scams are often targeted specifically at disadvantaged consumers or those in periods of vulnerability; further supports National Trading Standards' aim to achieve 1 million Friends Against Scams by 2020 in order to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them in our communities, as well as highlighting the impact of scams and helping people recognise the signs that someone might be at risk in their community; is deeply concerned by the National Trading Standards Scams Team estimate that such scams cost UK consumers between £5 billion and £10 billion annually; recognises that 98 per cent of those who participated in Friends Against Scams training would recommend the awareness session to other people; and applauds the excellent work of National Trading Standards' Friends Against Scams campaign to ensure that UK consumers are better protected against scams.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.