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Friends Against Scams FASathon Campaign

21st October 2020

Highland Council Trading Standards supports FASathon - the Friends Against Scams marathon day

Highland Council Trading Standards is encouraging Highland residents to take part in ‘FASathon', the Friends Against Scams marathon day, on 21st October 2020.

The aim of the FASathon campaign is to get as many people as possible to complete the free Friends Against Scams online awareness session to learn about the different types of scams and how to protect yourself and others against scams.

Mark McGinty, Trading Standards Team Leader, said:"Anyone can be a victim of a scam, so Highland Council Trading Standards are joining Friends Against Scams to support their FASathon campaign to get as many people #ScamAware as possible. Highland residents keen to learn how to protect themselves and loved ones from scams are encouraged to complete the online scams awareness session today at www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk."

Louise Baxter, Head of the National Trading Standards Scams Team, said:‘I am thrilled that nearly 600,000 people have taken our Friends Against Scams awareness session, as this helps people to protect themselves and their loved ones against these terrible crimes. Whilst this is an amazing achievement, it is vital that people continue to take and share our awareness session. Highland Council have been a long-standing partner and lead the local fight against scams. I join them in encouraging you to take our online Friends Against Scams session today to help your community take a stand against scams.'

Highland Council Trading Standards would like to remind Highland residents requiring advice on scams to contact Advice Direct Scotland (ADS) on freephone 0808 164 6000 or email through their website address at: www.consumeradvice.scot. If you have been a victim of a scam please call Police Scotland on 101.

 

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