The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice has worked in partnership with The National Trading Standards Scams Team, Chartered Trading Standards Institute, North Yorkshire Trading Standards, The City of London Trading Standards Team (as well as CIFAS, Grant Thornton, STOP the Loan Sharks and the Burdett Trust) who have funded part of research behind the Financial Scamming and Fraud booklet. We are working together to not only reduce the risk of financial scamming but to raise awareness to organisations and the public so that they too can join the fight against scamming.
Financial Scamming is a growing problem that is now being recognised as a crime. The negative impact it has on individuals and society as a whole is gradually becoming clear as further research probes into the consequences and damage caused by financial scamming. It has already emerged that these criminals purposely target some of the most vulnerable people in our society, who sadly, are not always able to protect themselves.
This work is far from complete and we are continuing to research and develop our ideas and understanding. If you would like to contribute your thoughts or ideas please contact us. It is only via our collective efforts that we will be able to tackle this growing issue and we positively welcome your input and support.