How Can I Get Involved?
Anyone can be involved in Friends Against Scams no matter what your background is or your age. Friends Against Scams welcomes people from all walks of life to "Take a Stand Against Scams". Don't worry if you think you don't know much about scams as the awareness sessions will give you all the information you need.
Friends Against Scams
If you would like to be a Friend Against Scams you can attend a short awareness session in
person or complete the online training.
After this session you will be asked to start taking action to "Take a Stand Against Scams". This could be by talking to your neighbours, friends or family about scams or writing to your local MP asking them to promote scams awareness by delivering key messages to prevent people from being scammed. For more ideas of what you can do as a Friend, take a look at the 'Friends' Pledges' on the 'What is Friends Against Scams?' page.
SCAMchampions are Friends Against Scams who want to do more. SCAMchampions host awareness sessions to recruit Friends and drive Friends Against Scams forward in their communities or workplace. SCAMchampions attend an additional session to give them a fuller understanding of the laws surrounding scams and some presentation tips.
To register your interest as a SCAMchampion please click here.
Friends Against Scams organisations
If a business or organisation would like to be involved they can become a Friends Against Scams Organisation. Friends Against Scams Organisations will pledge to actively promote the Friends Against Scams initiative; the easiest way to do this is to make all employees Friends Against Scams. There are a range of services available to support organisations in becoming Friends Against Scams.
To register your interest as a Friends Against Scams Organisation please click here.
SCAMbassadors are MPs, senior officials or someone who will use their influence to raise the profile of scams at a national level. SCAMbassadors can raise the issue of scams as a key topic of concern in parliament and encourage their local authority to sign up to Friends Against Scams.
A Scam Marshal is any resident in the UK who has been targeted by a scam and wants to fight back and take a stand against scams. Scam Marshals do this by using their own experience to talk to others about scams in their community or by sending any scam mail that they receive to National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTS Scams Team) so that it can be utilised as evidence in future investigative and enforcement work. This work by Scam Marshals plays a huge role in helping to stop the scam mail altogether.
For more information on Scams Marshals please click here.