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Friends Against Scams

EDM number 841 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 23/01/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Consumers.

That this House supports National Trading Standards' campaign, Friends Against Scams, which seeks to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams; understands that scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and that postal, telephone and doorstep scams are often targeted specifically at disadvantaged consumers or those in periods of vulnerability; further supports National Trading Standards' aim to achieve 1 million Friends Against Scams by 2020 in order to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them in our communities, as well as highlighting the impact of scams and helping people recognise the signs that someone might be at risk in their community; is deeply concerned by the National Trading Standards Scams Team estimate that such scams cost UK consumers between £5 billion and £10 billion annually; recognises that 98 per cent of those who participated in Friends Against Scams training would recommend the awareness session to other people; and applauds the excellent work of National Trading Standards' Friends Against Scams campaign to ensure that UK consumers are better protected against scams.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Patricia Gibson23/01/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Drew Hendry23/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon24/01/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
John McNally24/01/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Graham Jones24/01/2018HyndburnLabourSeconded
Patrick Grady24/01/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens24/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan24/01/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss25/01/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day25/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law29/01/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham29/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Julian Lewis30/01/2018New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Michael Penning31/01/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
David Simpson31/01/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Girvan06/02/2018South AntrimDUPSigned
David Crausby07/02/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/02/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins20/02/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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