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Protecting your scheme members against online fraud

Alert message sent 23/10/2020 12:46:00

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Hello Coordinators

You will be aware, I'm sure, that online fraud is one of the biggest criminal threats we all face these days. It is probably a bigger risk than burglary - although that is often what we worry about most! So, if you have not already done so, please consider joining one of the Trading Standards events below that are designed to help you protect yourself and your scheme members.

If you want to learn more, but cannot make these dates, simply studying the Friends Against Scams website ( will help. Another excellent website to visit is 'Get Safe Online' (

The upcoming Trading Standards events are as follows:

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are pleased to offer some upcoming free virtual scam sessions…
Friends Against Scams training session – 3rd November, 15:00 – 16:30, via Microsoft Teams. 
The “Friends against Scams” course raises awareness of scams and what to look out for and is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about scams and how to deal with the different ones operating. After the course you will be recognised as a “friend” of the scheme and will be encouraged to talk to your friends and family about it, to help others become more scam aware.
AND/OR join us for:

ScamChampion training session – 5th November, 10:30 – 12:30, via Microsoft Teams.
Completed the Friends Against Scams session and wish to spread scam awareness further? Why not sign up to our ScamChampion course, where you’ll be given the tools and resources to enable you to deliver the Friends Against Scams training to family and friends, colleagues, communities or even as a volunteer for Trading Standards. You will need to have carried out the online FAS training prior to attending ( or attended one of our live Friends Against Scams sessions, such as the 3rd November course.

Please email to confirm attendance on each/either course.

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David Alder (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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