News Archive

Friends Against Scams Impact Survey 2021

First published: 4th February 2022 In 2021, the team conducted a survey for those who have completed the FAS training i...

First Published: 01 Feb 2022

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Action Fraud: Romance fraud campaign 2022

First published: 10th January 2022 Swipe left to romance fraud: Family members of online daters urged to help protect...

First Published: 01 Jan 2022

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Tackling Economic Crime Awards 2021 - Winners of the Outstanding Prevention Initiative

First published: 6th December 2021 Tackling Economic Crime Awards 2021 - Winners of the Outstanding Prevention Initiati...

First Published: 01 Dec 2021

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FCA Loan Fee Fraud

First published: 13th December 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority have shared the below information during their Loan...

First Published: 01 Dec 2021

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Scamnesty

First published: 29 November 2021. Due to the success of last year's campaign, the Friends Against Scams Team are once again running a Scamnesty campaign!

First Published: 01 Nov 2021

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FASathon 2020!

  First Published: 01 October 2020 Friends Against Scams (FAS) is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiat...

First Published: 01 Oct 2020

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Phishing Scams

What is phishing and how does it work?   First Published: 15 September 2020 You wouldn’t let a thief enter...

First Published: 01 Sep 2020

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World Alzheimer’s Day: action on scams

World Alzheimer’s Day: action on scams First Published: 21 September 2020 Anyone can be the victim of a scam, ho...

First Published: 01 Sep 2020

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Friend in Focus - Mitch Williams

by SCAMbassador Mitch Williams, Guinness Care First Published: 01 June 2020 We discovered the Friends Against Scams ...

First Published: 01 Sep 2020

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The Road To Damascus

First Published: 01 February 2020   This guest article is from Fraudster’s Diary which is a blog&...

First Published: 01 Jun 2020

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Businesses Against Scams Press Release

First Published: 01 May 2020 More than 100 organisations are spearheading a new initiative to combat fraud against busi...

First Published: 01 May 2020

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Cyber Aware Campaign

Public Urged To Flag Coronavirus Related Email Scams As Online Security Campaign Launches Taken from the National Cyber...

First Published: 01 Apr 2020

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Beware of COVID-19 scams

First Published: 01 March 2020 Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the pub...

First Published: 01 Mar 2020

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LGA joins national campaign to prevent scams

      First Published: 04 November 2019 The Local Government Association (LGA) is the latest fl...

First Published: 01 Nov 2019

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Scams Awareness Video by NatWest

A short awareness video created by NatWest with Friends Against Scams

First Published: 01 Aug 2019

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Young Friends Against Scams awareness session

First Published: 01 August 2019 The Friends Against Scams team are thrilled to launch our Young Friends Against Scams a...

First Published: 01 Aug 2019

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Case study from Supporting Justice

David Kenyon, Head of development for Supporting Justice talks about joining Friends Against Scams including a case study.

First Published: 01 May 2019

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The novice’s guide to acronyms in data security

Tabby Farrar from Further.co.uk explains some of the jargon surrounding internet use.

First Published: 01 Apr 2019

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The rising need to promote cybersecurity awareness on a national level

By Guest Writer Nat Campbell, a copywriter in the financial services industry First Published: 01 June 2018 Why we nee...

First Published: 01 Jun 2018

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Useful information regarding Lasting Power of Attorney

First Published: 01 October 2017   Useful links regarding Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):   • Who ...

First Published: 01 Oct 2017

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Government Counter Fraud Awards

Excellence in Fraud Awareness – National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team

First Published: 01 Jul 2017

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