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Friends Against Scams

22nd June 2018 • Posted in Campaigns

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to "Take a Stand Against Scams".

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Scams Awareness Month 2018

22nd June 2018 • Posted in Campaigns

Scams Awareness Month is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who ‘don’t miss a trick’ when it comes to scams. Scams Awareness Month 2018 will take place in June.

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Consumer Harm Report 2017

3rd November 2017 • Posted in Campaigns

National Trading Standards (NTS) prevented nearly £127 million in losses to consumers and businesses over the last year, new figures from the third annual Consumer Harm Report reveal. This represents an increase of more than a third on last year and takes the total losses prevented by NTS over the last three years to nearly half a billion pounds (over £471 million).

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2014-15 Consumer Harm Report

12th October 2015 • Posted in Campaigns

The inaugural National Trading Standards ‘Consumer Harm Report’ reveals annual data and predicts biggest threats for 2016 including energy, lottery and telephone preference scams.

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The Owl and the Copycat

7th July 2014 • Posted in Campaigns

In 2015 our eCrime Team launched advice for consumers around ‘copycat’ websites following a number of investigations that were led by the team.

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