The government is pledging to end confusing messages about how people can protect themselves from scams

Crackdown: The government is taking action to eliminate confusing messages about scams

Crackdown: The government is taking action to eliminate confusing messages about scams

Money Mail has revealed that the government is finally taking action to crack down on confusing messages about scams.

Until now, police, banks, insurance providers and anti-fraud charities have had their own strategies and messages to warn families.

Officials admitted this had caused “confusion” about what to do when people fall victim to scams.

Last May, the Official Fraud Strategy warned: “People do not always protect themselves, and fraud reporting rates remain low.”

From February 12, government departments and businesses will have to unite behind “clear, technically accurate and timely messaging” on how people can protect themselves from scams and report any incident when it occurs.

The government says it will enable millions more to take action, stopping fraudsters in their tracks.

Money Mail’s Stop the Social Media Scammers campaign has called on Rishi Sunak to take action against online fraud.

“Consistency is key to fighting fraud and teaching people how to protect themselves from fraudsters,” says Simon Fell, MP and the Prime Minister’s new anti-fraud champion.

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