Martin Lewis wants paid-for scam adverts to be included in the Online Safety Bill and previously recalled how one woman lost £15,000 after falling victim to fraudsters who were pretending to be him

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Martin Lewis urges government to tackle scam advertising

Martin Lewis has been joined by celebrities including Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden in calling on the government to protect Brits from “an epidemic” of scam adverts.

The MoneySavingExpert (MSE) founder has been asking the Prime Minister to include paid-for advertising in its upcoming Online Safety Bill.

At the moment, the draft legislation includes user-generated content but not paid-for adverts.

But Mr Lewis, 49, argues this doesn’t offer anywhere near enough protection for vulnerable Brits – and says scammers will switch to advertising to con their victims.

The money-saving expert has previously…

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