23rd May 2016
23rd May 2016
Event title: Raising Awareness of Financial Abuse of Adults at Risk
Venue: Darwen Centre, Shrewsbury SY1 2BW
Name: Gillian Denning
Telephone: 01743 251636
Event description: The drop-in event has been organised by Gilian Denning from the Community Protection Team in Business Support and Regulatory Services (BSRS)
Taking place at The Darwin Shopping Centre you will find us on the ground floor in the blue carpet area where we will raise awareness of Scams and provide solutions as well as further advice and support to those at risk.
It is estimated that 6.5 per cent of the UK adult population, some 3.2 million people, fall victim to scams every year. The most common age of scam victims is 35 years to 44 years, however, older victims are more likely to lose larger sums of money and be repeatedly scammed. Research estimates that UK consumers lose about £3.5 billion to scams every year. Chronic Scam Victims who are repeatedly targeted by scammers are of particular concern and they often lose many thousands of pounds. Chronic Scam Victims are usually elderly, socially isolated and in declining mental health. The impact of these scams is not only financial but they have a detrimental impact on the health of older and at risk people.
Alongside BSRS, the following partners will be attending the event:
- National Trading Standards Scams Team
- Age UK
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- We don’t buy crime
- Victim support (12 noon-1 pm)
- Fire Service (vulnerable adults team)
- True Call
- Solon Security
Please call Gillian on 01743 251636 for more details.