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ScamwiseNI – if you can spot a scam you can stop it!

Wednesday 18th December 2019

The District has joined with ScamwiseNI Partnership and The Consumer Council to promote a programme resource for the uniformed sector to learn about scams, how young consumers can protect themselves, as well as passing this new knowledge to their family, friends, schoolmates, other group members, neighbours and people living in their community.

The resource booklet has a number of challenges which range from quizzes and colouring in a bookmark to delivering scam messages to people living in the local community. The challenges are supported by educational resources, which include leaflets entitled ‘Know the signs…to stop the crime’ and ‘Spot a Scam mail’.

Kelly Gallagher MBE, winner of Great Britain’s first Winter Paralympic gold medal at the 2014 Sochi games, presented the first Scamwise Champion badges at the launch event to the pilot groups which included 8th Carrickfergus Company Section.

Speaking at the event, Kelly said: “Empowering our young people to be confident and capable through developing new skills and sharing experiences is vital. Everyone involved in the ‘Scamwise Champion’ initiative is showing a real commitment not only by giving up their personal time, but also ensuring that they are passing their skills and knowledge to other family members and friends. This new initiative shows how each of the youth organisations are moving with the times and giving our young people life skills that will keep them and their families safe.”

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