Martin Lewis, Sir Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden and other public figures issue plea to the PM

MSE_Sophie Posts: 123 MSE Staff
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Fourteen trusted household names, public figures and celebrities - Martin Lewis, Sir Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden, Duncan Bannatyne, Rob Brydon, Dawn French, Bear Grylls, Peter Jones, Lorraine Kelly, Davina McCall, Phillip Schofield, Bradley Walsh, Robbie Williams and Holly Willoughby - have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for paid-for scam advertising to urgently be included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

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Martin Lewis, Sir Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden and other public figures issue plea to the PM to put scam ads in the Online Safety Bill

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  • MSE_Laura_F
    MSE_Laura_F Posts: 1,572 MSE Staff
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    Here's Martin talking about his plea to the PM:


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  • Thrugelmir
    Thrugelmir Posts: 89,546 Forumite
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    Richard Branson is hardly shy in using his public image for the Virgin Brand when it suits him. 
  • Tamarisk2000
    Does Martin's Scam campaign include SPAM emails as on a daily basis I am getting through GMAIL on average over 25 per day and some of these, mostly filtered out by Google search engines, are vile disgusting banner heading that families and children should not be seeing on their phones and computers.  What is required from the mail providers is communications by consent only written in law.
  • molerat
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    edited 30 November 2021 at 6:06PM
    A bit of pots and kettles here me thinks after listening to the MoneySupermarket radio adverts with, I strongly suspect, knock off celebrity voice overs.  No intimation it is the person but definitely designed to sound like them.
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