Protecting Others From Fraud

Are you worried about someone who might be vulnerable to fraud? The good news is, knowledge is a powerful tool against criminals. The harder we can make it for fraudsters, the less likely we are to become a victim. You can:

  • take time to sit down with friends and family to discuss how they can protect themselves against fraud
  • use the information on this website to understand different types of fraud and work out what actions they could be taking to reduce the risk of it happening to them
  • make fraud part of everyday conversation with family, friends and neighbours
  • offer to help with technical solutions such as checking and updating software and security settings – some people are less digitally savvy than others and may feel embarrassed asking for help
  • let them know that they can talk to you if they’re suspicious of any emails, cold callers, websites or adverts, or if they think they’ve become a victim of fraud

Become a Friend Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a national initiative that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of fraud. There are lots of ways to get involved, from learning more about fraud, to hosting awareness sessions in your local community and much more.

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