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Another Chance to Get Scam Aware with Cleveland PCC


Dave Mead, Cleveland Project Manager at Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS) and PCC Barry Coppinger with his SCAMbassador certificate

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger is inviting the public to another scams awareness session to help prevent them from becoming victims of crime.

The PCC has joined up with Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS) to deliver Friends Against Scams training sessions. The workshops, developed by National Trading Standards’ Scams Team, allow the public to learn more about different types of scams in a fun and interactive way.

The PCC was recently made a SCAMbassador, a role to help people in elected positions spread the word about scams.

Tips on how to beat old and new scams can now be found on the dedicated page: http://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Take-Part/Friends-Against-Scams.aspx.

There are also details of forthcoming courses, including home delivered sessions for the elderly and housebound.

The PCC said: “Every year consumers lose billions of pounds to fraudsters who bombard us with online, mail, door-to-door and telephone scams.

“The best way to in combat these crimes is prevention. People of all ages, backgrounds and income levels can become targets, which is why it’s so important people know how to spot the signs of scams and where to turn if they become a victim.”

The next Friends Against Scams awareness sessions will take place on 25th April, 13th June and 19th September – to attend, please email pcc@cleveland.pnn.police.uk.


Posted on Tuesday 18th April 2017
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