The independent charity Crimestoppers have launched a campaign educating the public about fraud in the UK through an interactive microsite.
To help raise awareness of fraud the charity has created a Game of Fraud hub featuring an online survey with information on a variety of frauds, including romance fraud, courier fraud and online shopping fraud, that affect the UK public every day.
Through a series of short, simple questions the intuitive quiz identifies which fraud types members of the public may be most vulnerable to and gives a detailed description of how they may be targeted.
Scams becoming increasingly complex
Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Founder and Chair of Crimestoppers, said: “New and emerging fraud-types are becoming increasingly complex and are frequently being funnelled through online activity. We are working hard to make sure the public is informed and empowered to avoid becoming victims to these scams.
“These scams affect individuals from all walks of life, anyone can become a victim; for these reasons we are educating the public around this to stop the criminals behind this deviant activity profiting from innocent members of the community.”
For further information visit Crimestoppers website.
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