East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership has teamed up with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) which is a county-wide fraud and scams scheme helping residents identify scams.
The scheme works with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to share knowledge and prevent scams within the county.
Anyone can become the victim of a scam. However, many of the crimes are experienced by vulnerable people.
ECDC want to help residents spot the signs of a potential scam so they can look out for their neighbours in the community and make East Cambridgeshire a safer place for all residents.
Friends Against Scams
If you are an individual or organisation who is looking to brush up on their knowledge of scams and fraud, CAPASP is working with Friends Against Scams which is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative.
Friends Against Scams supports residents by building on their scams knowledge and providing information about those who often fall victim to them. The initiative encourages communities and organisations to take the knowledge they have learnt and turn it into action.
Through Friends Against Scams, you can take part in a short online learning course in which you will receive a certificate and officially become a ‘friend against scams’. The course is free to take part in.
To complete the online training as a friend, follow this link: https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/course.php/2/friends_against_scams_online_learning
For information on how to get your organisation involved, follow this link: https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/article.php/38/friends_against_scams_partners
If your organisation would like to become a partner of CAPASP, please contact 01954 284635.