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Police and Crime Commissioner joins fight against scams

JE SCAMbassador

Jonathan Evison, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside has joined the Friends Against Scams campaign, an initiative that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of fraud by empowering people to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’.

As a SCAMbassador, Jonathan has joined Friends Against Scams to protect everyone from fraud and the damage it causes. Jonathan will be able to work with members of our community and at a national level to help educate and support those who may be vulnerable to scams.

Fraud affects millions of people across the UK and costs consumers an estimated £5-10 billion of loss each year. The people who are targeted are often in the most vulnerable circumstances and the impact on their lives is devastating – from large financial losses to severe emotional damage which leaves victims feeling intimidated, scared and afraid to be in their home.

Jonathan Evison said:

“Scams often target the most vulnerable people in society but the reality is that anyone can become a victim of fraud.

“Fraud damages lives and can affect people financially and emotionally so it is with great pride that I have joined the work of the Friends Against Scams Team, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and others who are working together to prevent people from being victims of fraud. By signing up as a SCAMbassador I pledge to help make the Humber region a scam-free constituency.”

Louise Baxter, Head of the National Trading Standards Scams Team said: "The tactics used by criminals leave victims socially isolated and ashamed of telling their friends and families what's really going on behind closed doors.

“It is fantastic to have such an influential figure in the community to help us tackle this problem on a local, regional and national level and I would encourage all those that are interested in showing their support to join the campaign and be part of our growing SCAMbassador network."

For more information visit the Friend Against Scams website

For more support and information on protecting yourself against fraud and scams CLICK HERE

Posted on Thursday 14th April 2022