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SCAMMING INDUSTRY IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1890: tabled on 29 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the increasing sophistication of the scamming industry; notes that, according to UK Finance, more than £500 million was stolen by scammers in the first six months of 2018; further notes that mobile banking fraud had risen by 54 per cent in the same period in 2017, with bank transfer scams accounting for losses of £800,000 every day; understands that internet banking fraud during this time totalled £54.7 million; expresses its concern that increases in major data breaches will result in more people being vulnerable to online hacking and identity fraud; further recognises the developments in sextortion, pension scams and impersonation fraud; condemns the rise in fraud recovery scams, which see victims of fraud targeted a second time; acknowledges the impact of such scams is not just financial loss, but a breakdown in consumer confidence; and urges the Government to ensure greater protections are in place for consumers, both to reimburse them for their losses if they fall victim to such a crime, and to increase efforts to raise awareness to help prevent scamming in the first place.

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.

Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2018
Glasgow South West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2018
Glasgow East
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2018
Hemel Hempstead
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2018
Strangford
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2018
Harrow East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2018
Upper Bann
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2018
Coventry South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2018
Worthing West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2018
Glasgow North
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2018
Hartlepool
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2018
North Tyneside
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2018
Motherwell and Wishaw
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2018
High Peak
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2018
Edinburgh North and Leith
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.