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Fraud and scams awareness sessions

November 23, 2017

 

 

Sessions to raise awareness of online and offline frauds and scams are being held on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at The Store House in Brierley Hill at 10am and 1pm.

 

Every year the British public loses billions of pounds to scammers who bombard people with online, mail, door to door and telephone scams.

 

Scams (or frauds) are often difficult to investigate; they can be complicated and often involve many people (both victims and suspects).

 

They can take a lot of resources to investigate and courts can find it difficult to convict suspects because of the grey area that exists between dishonesty and sharp practice.

 

Prevention through awareness is important in combating scammers.

 

Individuals do not need to be 'vulnerable' to be a victim of fraud or a scam, it can happen to anybody, at any age and the increased use of modern technology is another opportunity used by scammers.

 

The sessions are being delivered in partnership by West Midlands Police, Dudley Council and the Illegal Money Lending Team in order to raise awareness of various frauds and scams and loan sharks among Dudley’s residents and those who work with or support them.

 

They will also provide information of how to report incidents and where support or advice can be accessed from.

 

To find out more and book a place go to www.eventbrite.com

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