Complete the Friends Against Scams training which aims to raise awareness of this type of fraud to help protect yourself and others against scams.
Find a local session
If you would like to become a Friend Against Scams, you can complete the online awareness session. Otherwise, come and join one of our face to face awareness sessions.
National Trading Standards Scams Team have worked together with The Involvement Matters Team at East Sussex County Council to make the Friends Against Scams (FAS) training and information leaflets more accessible for people with a learning disability.
There are some easy read resources near the bottom of the page.
Resources are things you can use to help you learn.
The resources include the FAS accessible training presentation.
The FAS accessible training will tell you about
It might be a good idea to look at the FAS accessible training with a supporter.
This could be someone in your family, a friend, a carer or support staff.
The Embedded Conversation Leaflet talks about
You can find the leaflet near the bottom of thepage.
The Stop Loan Sharks Team has made an easy read leaflet about Loan Sharks. The leaflet will tell you what a loan shark is and how to get help and advice.
If you think you have been scammed you should tell your bank as soon as possible.
You could ask someone you trust to support you to do this.
For advice about scams call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline
Phone: 0808 223 11 33
To report a scam call Action Fraud
Phone: 0300 123 2040
If you are in danger contact the police straight away
FAS Accessible Training Presentation
Embedded Conversation Leaflet
A SCAMchampion is someone who has access to the Friends Against Scams resources in order to hold their own awareness sessions within their community or work place.
Sign up your company, charity or community group and make a pledge to help take a stand against scams.
Do you want to help fight back against scams? Scam Marshals share their own experiences and send any scam mail that they receive to the team for investigations.