The Parish Council has been sent details from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU) on Fraud Protection and measures to take to avoid being a victim. The details are below and attached.
Fraud makes up approximately a third of all reported crime and between 2020 around 4.4 million frauds were reported in the UK, with a loss to individuals of around £7-billion in total. Frauds against individuals are frequently targeted at elderly and vulnerable citizens, for whom the consequences of victimisation can be devastating, both psychologically, as well as financially. However, as much as 80% of fraud is preventable with relatively simple safety measures that can employed to protect us from the scammers that we may encounter on a daily basis.
NARRATED FRAUD SAFETY PRESENTATION VIA YOUTUBE
Below is a link via the YouTube video sharing platform. This means that it can be viewed by anyone who has this link: https://youtu.be/Oyc3ITOxvsY on any device.
LITTLE BOOK OF BIG SCAMS
Attached is a book called ‘The Little Book of Big Scams. Other versions are available as detailed below.
An audio version of the Little Book of Big Scams can be found at this link: https://soundcloud.com/metropolitan-police/the-little-book-of-big-scams
A business edition of the Little Book of Big Scams can be found at this link: https://nbcc.police.uk/images/guidance/the-little-book-of-big-scams-business-edition.pdf