New research carried out by Age Concern has revealed that people are increasingly worried about their older loved ones falling victim to scams. Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the UK with older vulnerable older people particularly at risk from Fraudsters. Half the population is targeted by fraud each year with victims losing £3.6 billion annually.
Age Concern has recently published a book – “How to Avoid Scams –a practical guide on how to help protect yourself and your friends and family from fraudsters”. Further details about the book and more details on the Age Concern research and tips on beating scams can be found from the link below.
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