Trafford hosts Friends Against Scams event

Trafford Council is taking part in a national initiative to help people avoid scams.

Friends Against Scams aims to raise awareness of scams and encourage people to “Take a Stand Against Scams”

Friends Against Scams sessions and SCAMchampion training, Thursday 4th May, Sale West Community Centre, Newburn Avenue, Sale, M33 4QW.. 

Friends Against Scams sessions at 10am

SCAMchampion sessions at 12 noon 

Scamming is on the rise with more and more people falling victim to the criminals who commit these crimes. Although it’s often people who are in vulnerable circumstances who are targeted, anyone can become a victim of a scam and it affects the lives of millions of people across the UK. 

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming those victims. It aims to inspire action and highlight the scale of the problem by raising awareness at local, regional and national level through the Friends Against Scams campaign which is rolling out across the country.

Local people are being invited to become Friends Against Scams by attending free awareness sessions.  There will be one session in Sale on Thursday 4th May at 10am with free light refreshments.

SCAMchampionsareFriends Against Scams that want to do more. SCAMchampions attend an additional session to give them a fuller understanding and some presentation tips so they can then host their own awareness sessions to recruit Friends and drive Friends Against Scams forward in their communities or workplace. There will be a session following the Friends Against Scams sessions at 12 noon.

To request a place either call 0161 912 1377 and ask for Allan or Julia or email trading.standards@trafford.gov.uk.

Alternatively visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk or register your interest by emailing FriendsAgainstScams@eastsussex.gov.uk

If you’re unable to attend a session you can also become a Friend Against Scams through completing an on-line awareness session at the same website.

Anyone who’s concerned that they or someone they know may be being scammed is asked to report it by calling the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506.

Posted on Friday 21st April 2017