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Inquiry into Young People and Fraud and Scams 

On February 14 2018 the APPG on Financial Crime and Scamming launched an inquiry into fraud and scams against young people, the impact they have and what government, law enforcement, the education sector and industry can do to help prevent these frauds and scams.

The inquiry seeks to answer the following questions:

  1. What assessment have you made of the amount of young people:
  • Falling victims to fraud, scams and other financial crime?
  • Being involved as a perpetrator or willing accomplice to fraud, scams and financial crime?
  1. What are the reasons why young people are falling for certain online frauds and scams?
  2. What are the reasons why some young people are becoming perpetrators of fraud and economic crime? In particular money mules?
  3. What measures are already in place – across the public, private and third sectors – to help prevent young people from falling victim to financial crime and scams? How effective do you consider these to be?
  4. What measures are already in place – across the public, private and third sectors – to help prevent young people from getting criminally involved in financial crime and scams? How effective do you consider these to be?
  5. What further measures should be in place to prevent this type of crime amongst young people?
  6. What more should government and industry being doing to protect young people from predatory fraudsters and scammers?
  7. What methods in this space are considered good practice and should be replicated more widely?
  8. How could the law enforcement response to these issues be improved?

Organisations and individuals interesting in responding should send their submissions to ross.archer@cifas.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 16 March 2018.

You can view the full terms of reference for the inquiry here.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Crime and Scamming launched in October 2017. This APPG will look at the effect of financial crime, fraud and scams on society; how both industry, law enforcement and Government’s approach to this crime can be enhanced and improved; and act as a channel to brief Parliamentarians on this crime.

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Cifas, the UK's fraud prevention service are providing the secretariat for the APPG on Financial Crime and Scamming.

Ross Archer
ross.archer@cifas.org.uk
Government and Parliamentary Affairs Manager
Cifas
6th Floor, Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9LT

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