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Norfolk takes a stand against scams

04 July 2018

The fight against scams in Norfolk has just intensified, thanks to the creation of a new partnership.

Councillors from Norfolk County Council’s Communities Committee, today set out the objectives for the Norfolk Against Scams Partnership (NASP), a group of organisations who are committed to taking a stand against scams.

Representatives from Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards and Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board are already signed up, but the committee is keen to bring other local partners on board including Aviva, Chamber of Commerce, BBC Radio Norfolk and District Councils.

Margaret Dewsbury, Chair of Norfolk County Council’s Communities Committee, said:  “Each year fraud costs the UK economy £52bn and it’s believed that only 5% of victims actually report the crime.  It’s vital that we stand together to tackle this issue head on.  We all need to work together to achieve the same goal, which is a scam free county.”

In March, Communities Committee agreed the creation of the NASP to support organisations to ensure that communities recognise scams, fraud and rogue traders.  And to assist people and businesses to protect themselves.

If you think you or a relative, friend or neighbour have been the victim of a scam or fraud or you are concerned about a possible scam or fraud, please report it to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

For more information about scams visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/business/scams

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