North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel is now a approved Friends Against Scams Organisation.
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.
- Scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year
- 53% of people over 65 have been targeted by scams
- Only 5% of scams are reported
- Our statistics indicate that the average scam victim has lost over £3000
Commenting on the recognition panel member Deirdre Redstone said “We are pleased to be working united with Trading Standrads and like minded organisations to support our community and prevent people being scammed”