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Daily offers staff training on identifying scammers

A regional daily is set to train staff on how to identify scammers as part of a new campaign.

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Stop The Scammers campaign aims to raise awareness of scams and how to spot them so that readers can better protect themselves, their friends and their families.

As part of the project, the YEP has registered as a ‘Friends Against Scams’ organisation in support of the scheme run by National Trading Standards.

The Leeds-based daily splashed on the new campaign yesterday, pictured below.

YEP scammers

In a piece about its launch, crime reporter Georgina Morris wrote: “We don’t just want to highlight the issues, we also want to take practical steps to better protect our own team from the threat posed by scammers.

“We’ve registered as a Friends Against Scams organisation in support of the scheme run by National Trading Standards scams team.

“It means we will be promoting the free Friends Against Scams training to all our staff and encouraging them to complete the online course.

“We are also planning to host face-to-face sessions for our staff and readers at the YEP’s office, although these will only take place once measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus have come to an end.”