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Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams

| by Herts County Council | Posted in Hitchin News, Hitchin Lifestyle

Trading Standards work closely alongside the Friends Against Scams (FAS) team, which is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative aiming to protect and prevent people from becoming victims by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

The FAS team have released a new awareness session: Young Friends Against Scams. It has been designed to teach young people aged 8 about:

• Scams and how they can affect people’s lives

• Different types of scams including: postal, telephone, online and doorstep

• How to protect yourself from being scammed

• How to spot and help a scam victim

It is essential that young people learn how to protect themselves and their families from scams and the NTS Scams Team believe learning how to protect yourself against fraud and financial scams is a necessary skill to have.

The materials produced provides two types of teaching materials, one aimed at schools and one for youth groups (such as Scouts and Guides).

To find out more or receive the Young Friends awareness session please contact the FAS team at


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