Archive April 2020

Have your say on changes to the code of practice for victims

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, Dame Vera Baird, urgently wants to hear from victims of crime about their experiences of the criminal justice system, to inform her response to the government on the consultation around the Code of Practice for victims of crime (the ‘Victims’ Code’). This is…

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COVID-19 Scams – What to do if you’ve been a victim

Coronavirus-related scams are estimated to have already cost people over £1.5million in financial losses, as criminals try to trick people in to parting with money or financial details on the back of the pandemic. Our round-up of the latest COVID-19-related scams showed how criminals are posing as trusted sources to…

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COVID-19-related scams: What’s out there and how to avoid them

Authorities are asking people to be aware of scams that are circulating using COVID-19 as a cover for fraudulent activities. We’ve spoken to government and police officials for more information on what you can do to protect yourself from fraud throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. In the first of a series…

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