- To coordinate with universities and further education to benchmark where scams and fraudulent activity is currently reported and explore barriers to reporting
- To gather intelligence directly from the universities and further education centres of the scams and fraudulent activity currently being targeted at their students
- To run an education campaign in Q4 2020/21 based on the emerging threats and intelligence gathered
- To evaluate the project and determine which routes of intelligence work best within these establishments and determine whether a dedicated student reporting mechanism is required, which may be hosted within Trading Standards
Colleagues across the South West are therefore exploring opportunities with their local higher education providers to obtain feedback on the scams experience prevalent within the student population, emerging threats, etc.
Here is the link to the initial survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N86NS8H
Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to share this with their students.