Update from Norfolk Against Scams Partnership
The Norfolk Against Scams Partnership (NASP) is working hard to develop and share best practice around educating and raising awareness of scams, doorstep crime and fraud. This will ensure that whenever a person or business needing advice or support with a scam issue comes into contact with a NASP partner organisation, group or service, they will receive clear and consistent advice. There are now 50 partners from the public, private and voluntary sector representing businesses and consumers across Norfolk. Why not get your organisation or business signed up?
NASP's steering group has set up 4 subgroups to look at the following areas:
- communications (raise awareness support and prevention)
- engagement (organisational relationships and joint working with partners)
- business (including support)
Do you have skills or experience that could help one of these subgroups? Please contact the NASP and get involved to make Norfolk a scam-free county.
Friends Against Scams
There are 369,677 Friends Against Scams in the UK of which 3743 have been trained in Norfolk. The National Trading Standards Scams Team estimates a financial saving of £59 for each Friend Against Scam recruited, saving Norfolk over £220,000 to date as well as the non-financial losses in preventing, physical and emotional harm, healthcare and other service costs. This is fantastic work helping keep people safe.