Elderly and Vulnerable Cyber Crime Advice
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Lara Curtayne (Crime Reduction Officer, Community Safety, Bedfordshire Police)
Bedfordshire Police has produced information to help prevent elderly and vulnerable people becoming a victims of scams and cyber frauds.
Around 53 per cent of people aged over 65 believe they have been the targets of fraud. Fraud has a considerable impact on the wellbeing and independence of vulnerable victims. Fraud is an underreported crime but it can have a significant effect on victim’s lives especially those who lose their life savings. Anyone can be a victim of a scam so help to protect older people by giving them our advice.
Please find attached some leaflets containing useful information, which can be printed and left by the phone as a reminder, and take a few minutes to visit: getsafeonline.org
Report any suspicious phone calls or emails to www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.
2484 Lara Curtayne
Crime Reduction Officer
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I am writing to you all as being under my Ampthill, Flitwick and Silsoe Area Group, and would like to remind you of our Priority Setting Meeting which is where we will report back on our activities in the summer quarter and set new priorities for the Autumn.
I would also draw your attention to the foot of my Email, where there are links to our Survey Monkey where the Community can have their say on their priorities, and the various means of keeping up to date with what we’re doing via Twitter, Bedsalert, Facebook, and the new WebChat where the public are able to speak with an operator in the Call Handling Centre over the internet.
Neighbourhood Police Constable 5832
Community Team North Central & North Rural
Ampthill Community Fire Station, Oliver Street, Ampthill, MK45 2SA
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