Friends Against Scams


If you would like to understand more about scams and why people can become victims, you can join a national initiative being championed in Dorset by Dorset County Trading Standards Service ‘Friends Against Scams’ aims to:

  • Highlight the scale of the problem by getting communities talking about scams
  • Change the perceptions of why people become scam victims
  • Prevent people from becoming or continuing to be a scam victim
  • Recruit people to join the fight against scams, turning knowledge into action.

Financial abuse through scams affects the lives of millions of people across the UK.  People who are scammed will lose money and may also suffer a loss of independence, good health and of wellbeing.  Many people do not report being a victim, but silence is a scammer’s best friend.

If it has happened to you, contact the Citizen’s Advice helpline on 03454 04 05 06 who will take this situation seriously.  This helpline is the first of contact for consumers seeking advice or wishing to report a problem to trading standards.

For more information on how to become a ‘Friend Against Scams’ visit