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CAPASP (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership)

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Safe Local Trades are proud to be working in partnership with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partner (CAPASP).

What is the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP)?

Launched in December 2018, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partner (CAPASP) is a county-wide partnership of public, private and voluntary sector organisations committed to working together to stop scams and doorstep crime across the county.

Scams are fraud and fraud is a crime. Each year, scams cost the UK economy between £5bn-£10bn. In addition to the financial impact, scams can have a severe emotional and psychological impact upon victims.

While anyone, irrespective of age, gender, education or economic background, can be a victim of a scam, these crimes are experienced particularly by people in our communities who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons, including poverty, isolation, frailty, disability and cognitive impairment, and by those who have been targeted specifically by organised, predatory criminals.

By sharing knowledge and developing solutions together, we aim to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a safer place for all of our residents.

How you can get involved

If you would like to become a Friend Against Scams you can attend a short awareness session in person or complete this online training.

After this session you will be asked to start taking action to take a stand against scams. This could be by talking to your neighbours, friends or family about scams or writing to your local MP asking them to promote scams awareness action by delivering key messages to prevent people from being scammed.

Access to take the online training, and further information, can be found at the following link:

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https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/elearning/Cambridgeshire

Becoming a supporter costs nothing yet brings huge rewards. Local councils, community groups, charities, businesses, schools, housing associations and other organisations or individuals can become supporters. You will receive useful information from CAPASP to share with your community. This includes information on the latest scams, or new funding opportunities, for example.

Supporters have access to resources such as posters and leaflets. These include general information on scams and details of local support.

All resources and more information can be found at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/community-protection/against-scams-partnership

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