Beware of online scams this Christmas. We have got to take our online safety as seriously as our physical safety. Nickie is working with colleagues in government to make sure scams are included in the forthcoming Online Safety Bill and tackle online abuse in all its forms. People are sadly losing thousands of pounds via fraudulent advertising, emails, texts and cloned websites. Some have lost their entire life savings, their mental health has suffered, and there have even been cases of suicide.
StepChange Debt Charity is working to help victims - Peter Tutton, their head of policy, joins Nickie on the latest episode of her community podcast ‘In Conversation with Nickie Aiken. Catch the conversation above on your favourite platform such as Apple or Spotify, or at nickie.news/Podcast
Following Nickie's extensive lobbying of Ministers and colleagues around the need to tackle online fraud, she welcomes recommendations by the Committee for the Online Safety Bill to amend the Bill and include her calls to make fraud a priority harm. This would require companies to take a proactive approach and remove fraudulent content.