Causeway Coast and Glens campaign shines a light on scammer scourge

Alderman William King, PCSP chair  and Community Safety Sergeant Terry McKenna at one of the advertising sites across Causeway Coast and Glens for the ScamwiseNI campaign. INCR 48-708-CON
Alderman William King, PCSP chair and Community Safety Sergeant Terry McKenna at one of the advertising sites across Causeway Coast and Glens for the ScamwiseNI campaign. INCR 48-708-CON

A new initiative focusing on how people in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area can avoid becoming a victim of a scam has been launched.

Supported by the PSNI and the policing and Community Safety Partnership, the ScamwiseNI campaign aims to teach the public to be vigilant of any contact from an unsolicited source, whether that is from doorstep callers, telephone, mail or online.

Sergeant Terry McKenna commented: “To support the campaign, a short film has been produced which details the experience of ‘Erika’ who has been a victim of scammers. We have also re-published the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ which lists some of the key scams around at the minute and what to do if you think you are being targeted or may be a victim.”

Speaking about the campaign, Alderman William King, Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP chair, said: “We welcome the work the ScamwiseNI Partnership is doing to tackle this issue and look forward to seeing the impact it has. If you have - or know someone who has – been a victim of fraud, no matter how small, you should report it to the PSNI or Action Fraud.”

Watch Erica’s film on her experience of being victim of scammers on: https://youtu.be/0g01EKljWhE

For more information on what kind of scams are around and what to do if you encounter one, visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/scamwiseni