Friends Against Scams Online Learning

By attending a Friends Against Scams awareness session or completing the online learning, anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and others.

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 action by delivering key messages to prevent people from being scammed.


There are two versions of the online awareness session that you can choose from. You can either watch our new video which is a short and condensed version (8 minutes) or you can scroll down to complete our original interactive session (about 20 minutes).

If you are having problems playing the video, there is an alternate version on Vimeo here.

Once you have finished the video you can claim your Friends Against Scams certificate by emailing - please include the name you'd like on the certificate in your email.


Course Contents

Chapter 1:   Why is learning about scams important?
Chapter 2:   Types of scams
Chapter 3:   How to spot a scam victim
Chapter 4:   Spot the signs
Chapter 5:   Helping friends and family
Chapter 6:   Reporting and advice
Chapter 7:   Congratulations - You are now a Friend Against Scams
Chapter 8:   Other 'Friends' initiatives