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Scams Awareness Month 2018

EDM number 1322 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 04/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers, Crime and Standards.

That this House supports Scams Awareness Month 2018, an annual coalition campaign bringing together organisations across the UK such as Citizens' Advice, Trading Standards and the police, to take a united stand against scams and fraud; understands that scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and although scammers target some groups of people more than others, a scam can happen to anyone; recognises that the cost of fraud and scams in the UK was estimated to be £190 billion last year, with research showing that almost three­ quarters of people have been targeted by scammers in the last two years; acknowledges that under-reporting is a serious issue when it comes to dealing with scams, as the embarrassment and shame around falling victim to a scam can make people less likely to report the crime; and welcomes this year's campaign focus, throughout the month of June, on raising awareness of scams, reporting of scams and encouraging discussions to break down the stigma and shame related to scams and the theme for 2018 of Don't Miss a Trick, Be Scam Aware.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Patricia Gibson04/06/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley04/06/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Cunningham05/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Martyn Day05/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
David Simpson05/06/2018Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jim Shannon05/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Bob Blackman05/06/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Greg Knight05/06/2018East YorkshireConservativeSigned
Martin Docherty06/06/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens06/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Christine Jardine06/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon06/06/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
David Linden07/06/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George07/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan07/06/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands07/06/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown07/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/06/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson11/06/2018Belfast EastDUPSigned
Mike Hill11/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer12/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Grahame Morris13/06/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon13/06/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Paul Farrelly20/06/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
David Crausby27/06/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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