Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville expose the latest scams targeting people who can least afford to lose their cash.
Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville expose the latest scams targeting people who can least afford to lose their cash, including the country's fastest-growing financial fraud and a scam that sees desperate jobseekers offered a bogus opportunity that could leave them thousands of pounds out of pocket. Plus how a pensioner who had been tricked into handing over her cash has turned the tables on the fraudsters to become a secret weapon in the war against scammers.
Scam Marshals is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative. Part of the ‘Friends Against Scams’ campaign, the initiative involves victims of scams around the UK volunteering to be ‘Scam Marshals’. Scam Marshals are asked to share their experiences and take away the shame and loneliness of being scammed. We also ask Scam Marshals to share any scam mail they receive with National Trading Standards to be used as evidence in further investigative and enforcement work. Being Scams Marshals helps victims to empower and educate themselves so that they will no longer be susceptible to fraud and scams. It also empowers victims to play a role in the fight against scams. Scam Marshals shared over 8,800 pieces of mail with Scams Team officers in the last year.
Visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk for more information. If you would like to become a Scam Marshal please email FriendsAgainstScams@SurreyCC.gov.uk, call the Scams Team on 01323 463 484 or write to Scam Marshals, National Trading Scams Team, 5th Floor St Mary’s House, 52 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3UU
|Executive Producer||Rob Unsworth|
|Series Producer||Sherry Knight|