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Telephone and Online Scams

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Westminster Hall debate on Telephone and online scams is scheduled for Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 11.30am. The Member leading the debate is Chris Elmore MP.

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Scams come in many forms, and through different channels.  Advances in technology have enabled scammers to become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. Although anyone can fall for a scam, vulnerable people are more likely to be targeted. This Westminster Hall Debate is predominantly concerned with telephone and online scams. This Debate Pack provides information about the incidence of scams, types of scams (including three case studies) and what can be done to stop them.    

The Library has produced a briefing paper for this debate, see the link below. 

A separate Library briefing paper may also be of interest,  Nuisance calls: unsolicited Sales and marketing, and silent calls (CBP 6033).

Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0133

Authors: Lorraine Conway; Grahame Allen; Maria Lalic; Sue Holland; Bess Jap

Topics: Consumers, Internet and cybercrime

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