Marilyn Baldwin talks about the victims who are of the same mind set as her late mother Jessica and why education is the best tool to protect them.
Although help is now available for victims of mass marketing fraud – some of the most vulnerable are still slipping under the radar. Think Jessica the film was promoted and the hard hitting trailer was shown.
Police seek help in fight against scam mail
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson is looking for volunteers to become Scam Marshal’s and help put a stop to unsolicited mail.
Could you become a Scam Marshall? Credit: ITV News
Any resident in the UK who receives scam mail can sign up to the scheme run by the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team.
It means you would be responsible for collecting scam mail and sending it to NTS for investigation, as well as raising awareness in your community.
You receive a certificate, a monthly newsletter, including on-going work to tackle scams and monthly freepost mailbags to send in scam mail to NTS.
Scam mail is at best irritating and at worst can cost victims their life savings and affect their mental health and well-being
The National Trading Standards Scams Team have developed this fantastic initiative to encourage our communities to take a stand against scam mail and I am throwing my full backing behind it in the fight against seeing more victims being targeted in this way.
If you are receiving scam mail then I really would recommend that you sign up to be part of this scheme and help send out that strong message that scams won’t be tolerated.
– Mark, SCAMbassador
Are you inundated with scam Mail. The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team are pleased to announce the re-branding of the Scam Marshal project. A Scam Marshal is any resident in the UK who has been targeted by a scam and now wants to fight back and take a stand against scams. Scam Marshals do this by sharing their own experiences, helping others to report and recognise scams and sending any scam mail that they receive to the NTS Scams Team so that it can be utilised as evidence in future investigative and enforcement work.
The teams aim is to recruit 1200 Scam Marshals by March 2019 with the help of their/our partners and local authorities. Scam Marshals see a massive reduction in the scam mail they receive and also has a positive effect on wellbeing, happiness and confidence.
– Adam Carter, Project Officer at the National Trading Standards Scams Team