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SCARS Act Against Scams Campaign


The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams (SCARS) claims to represent more than 25,000 people, dedicated to changing the world of online fraud for the sake of everyone.  They have been running a large campaign across 2017 and 2018.

SCARS say they are committed to doing everything possible to eradicate the plague of online scams.

To support that goal, they have developed a campaign for 2017 / 2018 to enlist the public’s help in providing direct information in the local community. they are asking SCARS Members to begin organizing opportunities in their towns and communities to inform and expand awareness about romance scams and other forms of fraud.

SCARS asks those that are interested, once they are approved for participation in the Campaign, to contact local community organizations, from schools to civic groups, private clubs, and even work with your local police, to better educate your fellow residents about these severe crimes and how they affect us all.

SCARS will provide you with a complete training kit that will help you learn more, and that you will use in conducting these presentations. The materials are designed to provide a 30 to 45 minute presentation, and allow for additional time for questions and answers. This will make it easy to cover the right information, regardless of your knowledge or experience. This helps you make a huge difference in the safety of your local community.

The SCARS™ Act Against Scams™ Campaign Kit consists of:

  • Introduction Brochure – for attendees
  • Introduction graphics to promote your presentation (can be used on social media)
  • Introduction Video – to allow you to promote your presentation (cane be used on social media)
  • Official PowerPoint Presentation
  • Presenters’ Guide
  • How To Report Online Crime Guide
  • An Official SCARS Presenter ID Card

All of the above are provided for you without cost, for download by the Campaign participant, and can be emailed to the entity or organization that will host your presentation. If you are producing significant results, SCARS may provide additional materials, including signs, etc.

They will also provide support to promote your events, and a webpage where interested persons can sign up for your presentations. This will also provide a means for you to follow up with the attendees for your presentations, enabling future local victims’ support.

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The Not With My Name Campaign

face-1370955_640The City of London Police and partners launched the ‘Not With My Name’ campaign to target the growing threat of identity crime in the UK.

One in four UK adults – 12.275 million people – are believed to have fallen victim to identity crime losing on average £1,200 each, with total losses to the UK adult population estimated to be £3.3 billion over recent years.

The campaign urged people to protect their personal information by creating safe passwords, protecting internet devices, rejecting unsolicited phone calls and emails, and safely storing and disposing of letters.

Online security – 1 in 3 do not regularly update their firewall or antivirus software;

Social media –1 in 3 do not limit the amount of information they share on social media;

Safe disposal of documents – 1 in 3 of people do not shred letters before throwing them away.

The ‘Not With My Name’ campaign shares tips to raise awareness and help people protect their identities across the country, with the campaign being supported by 35 local police forces and organisations that include Get Safe Online, Cifas, FFA UK, Age UK and Experian.

A key part of the campaign is being delivered across police force Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Individuals and businesses that have fallen victim to online fraud should report this to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk.

The tips to protect yourself from identity fraud are:

Tip 1: Be careful who you give your personal information to and how

Tip 2: Make it as difficult as possible to crack your personal passwords

Tip 3: Always securely store  or destroy personal documents

Tip 4: Don’t respond to unsolicited phone calls or emails

Tip 5: Protect your personal devices

For further information, go to http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/resources-and-campaigns/not-with-my-name