The Scams Awareness and Prevention programme aims to raise awareness of scams and help older people feel more confident at being able to spot and avoid scams.
Older people are particularly vulnerable to scams - 53% of people aged 65 or older have been targeted by scammers, and the average age of a victim has recently risen to 75. Being scammed can seriously affect quality of life and wellbeing, as victims can experience anxiety, embarrassment, depression, social isolation as well as a decline in health as a result.
Our objectives for this project are to:
- raise awareness of scams and the ways in which they can be reported
- empower older people to feel safer, more secure and more confident
- prevent older victims of fraud from becoming repeat victims
Group events to raise awareness
We can visit any group in the borough to give a FREE Scams Awareness Raising talk. Talks are tailored to suit your group and each participant will be given a pack totake away with them. Please contact us to arrange.