Are you, or someone you know, inundated with scam mail? Are you tempted to respond to it? Do you want to help track down the criminals behind scams and help put a stop to their activities?
If you answered yes to any of the above then why not become a Scam Marshal for NTS Scams Team
What is a Scam Marshal?
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 sharing their own experience with their friends and help others to report, recognise and share their own experiences 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. We need you.
Why should I become a Scam Marshal?
Becoming a Scam Marshal can be very rewarding and
fulfilling work. In many cases it has helped Scam Marshals to:
- Save money
- Improve self-confidence
- Reduce clutter in the home
- Assist with investigations
- Reduce the temptation to respond
- Increase awareness of scams
- Educate and help others
- See a reduction in scam mail
Are there any membership rewards?
Yes! All Scam Marshals will receive a certificate confirming their status. They will also receive a monthly newsletter in the post that will include enforcement updates, and sometimes special requests from our investigators.
Each month one Scam Marshal will have a spotlight feature as a Scam Marshal of the Month and have the chance to share their story.
Scam Marshals also have access to the Scam Marshal pen pal scheme where they can befriend other Scam Marshals when they send their post into NTS Scams Team.
If you would like to become a Scam Marshal please email FriendsAgainstScams@SurreyCC.gov.uk or call us on 01323 463 484