Scams Prevention Programme
Published on 14 January 2022 10:17 AM
Age UK East Sussex has launched a new scams prevention and support programme for older people in East Sussex.
The programme, funded by Lloyds Banking Group, will help to prevent older people from falling for scams by increasing their knowledge and confidence to recognise and deal with attempted scams. It will also provide support to older fraud victims recovering after an incident.
Steve Hare, Chief Executive at Age UK East Sussex said: “We’re really pleased to be launching the Age UK Scams Prevention and Support Programme in East Sussex. Scams can have a devastating effect on older victims - in England and Wales an older person becomes a victim of fraud every 40 seconds, which is over 800,000 older people every year (www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/articles/2019/july/older-person-becomes-fraud-victim-every-40-seconds/). This shows us just how important this programme is to try and keep the older people in East Sussex as safe as possible when it comes to financial crime.”
For more information on how this programme will support our older residents of East Sussex click here