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Citizens Advice Scotland And Scam Awareness Month

EDM number 84 in 2017-19, proposed by Chris Stephens on 28/06/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers, Crime and Standards.

That this House recognises Scam Awareness Month, which runs from 1 to 31 July 2017; commends the work of Citizens Advice Scotland for raising the profile of this issue and providing expert guidance to people in learning how to identify and avoid becoming victims of scam activity; understands that it is estimated that each year millions of people in the UK are targeted by scammers, yet only five to 15 per cent of scams are reported; notes that underreporting and stigma are the biggest barriers in preventing scams and fraud and therefore raising awareness is key in the fightback against scammers; further notes that there are a huge variety of scams and that Citizens Advice Scotland, as Scotland's consumer champions, will supply guidance throughout July focusing on different demographics and supporting each to protect themselves from scams; and hopes that this awareness campaign reaches a large audience and provides guidance on how to avoid scams as well as support for people who have already been victims.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Chris Stephens28/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartyProposed
Jim Shannon29/06/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Stewart McDonald29/06/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Angela Crawley29/06/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law29/06/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Douglas Chapman29/06/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Brendan O'Hara29/06/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss29/06/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day29/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
John McNally29/06/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/07/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron03/07/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell04/07/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray04/07/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
David Linden04/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant04/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard05/07/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins06/07/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady06/07/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman11/07/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Paul Sweeney05/09/2017Glasgow North EastLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney14/09/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned

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