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Are you confident in spotting a scam ahead of Elder Abuse Day?

Worcestershire safeguarding adults board logo Published Thursday, 9th June 2022

Are you confident in spotting a scam? Or do you feel like you’d like to know more?

The Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB), are holding an online event to mark Elder Abuse Day on 15th June. 

The event is aimed to help organisations who work with older people or people with learning disabilities to learn more about how how scammers operate and how to prevent being caught out.

The event will be chaired by Dr Maggie Keeble and presenters include the Safeguarding Adults Boards lead on Exploitation, along with a keynote speech from the Independent Chair of the Board, Professor Keith Brown.

Keith is currently writing an All-Party Parliamentary Report looking at financial fraud within families and is a national lead on research into this area.

Professor Keith Brown, Independent Chair of the Worcestershire Safeguarding Board said: “Fraud and scams are the crimes of the 21st century and they cause real hardship and pain to their victims. This workshop will explore the tactics that criminals use and look at ways we can protect ourselves and our loved ones more effectively.“

Julia Neal, Chief Executive Officer Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire said: “We are excited to be joining forces with our colleagues from WSAB and Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board to highlight Elder Abuse Day.  The impacts of scams and exploitation can be far reaching and we hope this event, and the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, will provide attendees with a better understanding of the simple preventative measures that we can all take to help protect older people.”

Anyone interested in attending the event should register via the Scam Awareness Virtual Event Office Form for the 15th June.