Businesses Against Scams initiative launched to prevent fraud amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Businesses Against Scams initiative launched to prevent fraud amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has announced the formation of Business Against Scams (BAS), an initiative led by National Trading Standards and joined by more than 100 organisations set up to train employees and help them identify and prevent scams which they may be targets of as a result of working from home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. BAS is providing free online training modules dealing with the most common scams involving businesses, such as government grants and tax refunds, requests to amend payment details, technological support and repair offers and impersonating a CEO, and also teaches employees how to avoid falling victims to such fraud.

Small Business Minister, Paul Scully, stated: ‘Scams are despicable at any time, but particularly so if they seek to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic. As businesses adopt new working practices in response to the outbreak, it is important they stay vigilant against scams. I urge business leaders to sign up to the excellent Businesses Against Scams initiative and make use of free training to help protect their employees, customers and businesses from being taken advantage of during this difficult period and beyond.’

BAS is a part of the Friends Against Scams initiative.

Source: Businesses join forces to combat COVID-19 scams

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