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CCG becomes a 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 communities and businesses to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams.’

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation. Friends Against Scams aims to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perceptions of why people fall victim to scams and make scams a local, regional and national topic.

West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has pledged to encourage our staff to become ‘Friends’ and help the nation to take a Stand Against Scams by completing a short online training to learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim.

With increased knowledge and awareness, we can make scams part of everyday conversation with our family, friends and neighbours, which will enable us to protect ourselves and others from scams.

Anyone can be a Friend Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.

To find out more go online at: www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk