Norfolk Against Scams Partnership (NASP)
Help make Norfolk a scam free county. The NASP is positive opportunity to bring together all organisations, services, businesses, charities or community groups who can play a role in protecting the public, businesses or customers from scams and fraud. The NASP now has 53 partners working to raise awareness of scams, doorstep crime and fraud to the Norfolk community.
NASP partners are asked to sign the NASP Charter and will work together to create an action plan to deliver its aims.
All partners big or small can help. Please get your organisations to sign up today.
Did you know there is a quick way to connect to your own bank if you think you may be being scammed?
"Consumers wanting to avoid financial fraud now have a secure and easy-to-remember phone number to contact their banks on in order to avoid painful scams. It could prove to be the safest way for many to contact their provider if they have suspicions and concerns about their accounts, or even if they're struggling to find a customer services number.
Stop Scams UK and Global Cyber Alliance support a UK-wide 159 call service, which is designed to guarantee consumers a safe route to contacting their banks.
The scheme is urging people to "stop, hang up and call 159" to check calls are for real. The idea is to help those who believe they have been contacted by scammers claiming to be their bank, or by fraudsters who encourage them to transfer money." Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert article
See more about the scheme here Stop Scams UK
National Trading Standards Scams Team
The National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) is there to help tackle mass marketing scams, and to distrupt the perpetrators behind mail scams. It works in partnership with agencies across the country to help identify those people who have been victims of mass marketing fraud.
Friends Against Scams is an NTSST initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering them to take a stand against scams. They have recently launched an eLearning resource to help professionals and practitioners who will be interacting with victims of scams (such as social workers, community nurses, volunteers and befrienders).
The eLearning gives an understanding of the scale of the problem of scams, an understanding of the legislation that can be used to support scam victims and to prosecute criminals behind scams, , an insight into the behaviour of the criminals behind the scams, an understanding of the legislation that can be used to support scam victims and to prosecute criminals behind scams, and practical advice on how best to support a victim of scams. You can complete the practitioner eLearning here
Norfolk Scams Prevention Service (NSPS)
The Norfolk Scams Prevention Service (NSPS) is a FREE and confidential support service available to anyone affected by scams and fraud. NSPS is fully operational at the moment. If you live in Norfolk and have been targeted by a scam, they can help. If you would like support after being the victim of a fraud, then contact the Norfolk Scams Prevention Service on 0300 303 3706. Alternatively, you can email [email protected].