Trading Standards have launched Friends Against Scams today.
With over 50% of over 65s having been targeted by scams and only 5% of people reporting scams we are being asked to take a stand and unite to prevent scams from affecting us, our families and communities.
People defrauded in their homes are 2.5 times more likely to die or go into a care home within a year.
I am taking a stand with @AgainstScams with further support from Grant Thornton UK LLP
Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation. Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to "Take a Stand Against Scams".