Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Friends against scams

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Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative

Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to…
‘Take a Stand Against Scams.’

Friends Against Scams aims to:

  • Highlight the scale of the problem by getting communities and the nation talking about scams.
  • Change the perceptions of why people become scam victims.
  • Prevent people from becoming or continuing to be a scam victim by providing more adequate support.
  • Recruit people to join the fight against scams to make this a scam-free nation.

ANYBODY can join Friends Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.

Within the initiative there will be:
People from all walks of life who attend a short training session, commit to talking to others about scams and potentially identify victims.

Friends who attend a further training session to enable them to recruit new Friends Against Scams.

MPs, senior officials or someone who will use their influence to raise the profile of scams

Friends Against Scams will:
Start Taking Action Now
Deliver the message…
…Against Scams!


A Friend Against Scams learns about scams then turns that knowledge into action.

How to get involved
I’m an organisation
Friends Against Scams organisations will pledge to actively promote the Friends Against Scams initiative; the easiest way to do this is to make all staff Friends Against Scams.
For more information contact

Members of the public
Members of the public can become Friends Against Scams by attending face to face training sessions or by completing the online awareness session.

Coming soon…
There will be a designated website with links to on-line training, support and advice from both NTS Scams team and identified partners.