Are you or someone you know, inundated with scam mail? Tempted to respond to it? Keen to help track down the criminals behind scams and help put a stop to their activities?
If yes to any of the above then why not become a Scam Marshal for National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team.
A Scam Marshal is any resident in the UK who has been targeted by a scam and now wants to fight back and take a stand against scams. Scam Marshals do this by sharing their own experiences, helping others to report and recognise scams and sending any scam mail that they receive to the 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.
Every year more than three million people in the UK fall victim to scams losing hundreds and thousands of pounds.
Online shopping and auction scams were the most common fraud reported in 2018.
The internet is the delivery channel for 84 per cent of identity fraud in the UK.
The percentage of scams which are reported.