The Your Money Matters textbook – 100 copies of which were sent to each state-funded secondary school in England last month – was in fact paid for by a £325,000 donation from MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis. You can download a free PDF of the textbook from the Young Money site, and it’s available in hard copy format on Amazon.
While details of the alleged fraud are still sketchy, Martin is urgently warning people to aware of the possible new scam.
Young Money, the charity behind the book, received a letter from someone in the north west of England a few days ago warning their elderly father had been called by scammers claiming to be collecting donations for the ‘Young Money textbooks initiative’, and had handed over around £900.
Young Money hasn’t yet been able to investigate the claim but has reported the incident to the police. It’s also added information to its website stressing that it would never ask individuals for donations towards the textbook and does not authorise any other organisations to do so either.