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SCAMS AWARENESS MONTH 2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1322: tabled on 04 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports Scams Awareness Month 2018, an annual coalition campaign bringing together organisations across the UK such as Citizens' Advice, Trading Standards and the police, to take a united stand against scams and fraud; understands that scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and although scammers target some groups of people more than others, a scam can happen to anyone; recognises that the cost of fraud and scams in the UK was estimated to be £190 billion last year, with research showing that almost three­ quarters of people have been targeted by scammers in the last two years; acknowledges that under-reporting is a serious issue when it comes to dealing with scams, as the embarrassment and shame around falling victim to a scam can make people less likely to report the crime; and welcomes this year's campaign focus, throughout the month of June, on raising awareness of scams, reporting of scams and encouraging discussions to break down the stigma and shame related to scams and the theme for 2018 of Don't Miss a Trick, Be Scam Aware.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2018
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2018
Harrow East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2018
Bolton North East
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2018
West Dunbartonshire
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2018
North Tyneside
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 June 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2018
Hartlepool
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2018
Edinburgh West
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2018
East Yorkshire
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Glasgow North West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2018
Easington
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2018
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2018
Belfast East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2018
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.