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Fraud Fringe Event

I was delighted to Chair the Fraud Fringe Event at SNP Conference which brought together seven of the UK's leading organisations committed to tackling fraud, to champion ways to promote the importance of data sharing, protecting vulnerable consumers and raising awareness of fraud and scams. As many of people may know, these are all issues about which I have been campaigning in Westminster. The keynote speaker was Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice. There was an interesting and lively discussion. Certainly as more and more members of our communities live with dimentia with some evidence to show they are being specifically targeted by scammers, and with fraud increasingly moving online, we all need to do as much as possible to educate ourselves on just how sophisticated scammers can be in their schemes to defraud people out of their hard-earned cash.

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