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Protect yourself and others from Internet fraud

Alert message sent 25/02/2021 11:15:00

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More opportunities to protect yourself and others - completely free of charge!

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards would like to invite you to attend one or several of their free upcoming training sessions! Now more than ever it's vital we all stay scam aware - so whether it’s a refresher, or you learn something new - sign up today!
Friends Against Scams – 11th March 2021,  15:00 – 16:30
The “Friends against Scams” course raises awareness of scams and what to look out for and is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about scams and how to deal with the different ones operating. After the course you will be recognised as a “friend” of the scheme and will be encouraged to talk to your friends and family about it, to help others become more scam aware.
ScamChampion session - 16th March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00
Completed the Friends Against Scams session and wish to spread scam awareness further? Why not sign up to our ScamChampion course, where you’ll be given the tools and resources to enable you to deliver the Friends Against Scams training to family and friends, colleagues, communities or even as a volunteer for Trading Standards.
You will need to have carried out the online FAS training prior to attending: or attended one of our live Friends Against Scams sessions, such as the 11th March course.
Businesses Against Scams – 17th March 2021, 14:30 – 16:00
These sessions are to raise awareness of scams targeting businesses; to help businesses prevent themselves being the victims of such scams, and would be suitable for any employee/volunteer within a business that has the authority to make financial decisions or have access to private business/company information.
We’ll be highlighting Government grant and tax rebate scams, CEO fraud, invoice/mandate fraud and tech support scams as well as providing more general practical steps for reducing risks from scams.
All sessions will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. Email:  to sign up, or to find out about future sessions we are hosting! If you know anyone else who would be interested in attending any of the above courses, please do share event details with them.

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David Alder (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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