Scamnesty

First published: 29 November 2021


Send mail (no need for a stamp) to: NTSST, FREEPOST, MAIL MARSHALS

Due to the success of last year's campaign, the Friends Against Scams Team are once again running a Scamnesty (a scam mail amnesty) campaign aiming to encourage everyone in the UK to send in any unwanted scam and nuisance mail that they receive into the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team completely free of charge.

This campaign will be running throughout December and the below image shows which types of scam mail will be shared about on social media:

If you, or someone you know is in receipt of scam or nuisance mail, the NTS Scams Team's Investigators want to see it! They already use the mail that they receive from Scam Marshals to great effect through their disruption techniques but the team would like to see more and put a stop to these mailings landing on consumers' door steps.

The NTS Scams Team estimate that only 5% of these crimes are reported; this can be due to a number of reasons, including shame or embarrassment, or even that victims don't know who to report scams to. Victims of these crimes shouldn't feel ashamed at all - these criminals are experts at what they do and know exactly how to commit their fraud.

Send mail (no need for a stamp) to: NTSST, FREEPOST, MAIL MARSHALS

A social media pack has been produced for anyone to share the message, please email FriendsAgainstScams@Surrey.gov.uk to request this. You can also view the NTS Scams Team's privacy policy here