Martin Lewis aka the Money Saving Expert issued a new list of warnings for people to protect themselves from scammers. He admitted on national TV that he was ‘left in tears’ by scammers.
Martin Lewis made a special appearance on Good Morning Britain this Wednesday to address the scammers as well as people collectively.
Many renowned celebrities have come forward and extended their support to renowned journalists. The 49 year old journalist has written a letter to the Prime Minister addressing the rising scams to be included in the Online Safety Bill.
The journalist warned that scammers can use the faces of celebrities to fool innocent people and rip them off of their hard-earned money.
“It’s not enough for us to warn people through the press and media, something needs to be done to stop the ads from appearing in the first place. Online scam advertising must be regulated and it must be included in the Online Safety Bill.”
A string of renowned celebrities from all circles of life backed the letter by Martin Lewis to the Prime Minister to include scams in online safety bills.
Sir Richard Branson, Dawn French, Davina McCall, Phillip Schofield, Lorraine Kelly, Bradley Welsh, Duncan Bannatyne, Rob Brydon, Peter Jones, and Deborah Meaden of Dragon’s Den fame are a few renowned names who have added their names in the letter addressed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Online Safety Bill will be including a wide variety of problems such as child sexual exploitation, terrorism but scam advertising is surprisingly not included in the list.
“It isn’t for me to fix this problem, it isn’t for Richard Branson or Robbie Williams or Deborah Meaden, we are having our names ripped off to rip off vulnerable people,
That’s why we have Government and regulators, and this is an unpunished crime that people can get away with impunity and it has to stop.
“People like Robbie, they care, in his case about his fans, that he doesn’t want them to be ripped off, because people trust him,” said Martin Lewis while he appeared on GMP this Wednesday.