Home is where an older person should feel the safest. Scammers, however, have found a way to invade privacy and security by targeting older people through their post, telephone and online activities.
The growing incidents of scams involving older people are putting many at risk, threatening to strip them of their assets, their confidence and their safety.
Fraud awareness workshops
At Home Instead, we want to do everything we can to highlight these distressing and devastating crimes and where possible, prevent them from occurring.
Across the Home Instead network, our offices host regular senior fraud awareness presentations to help older people, their loved ones and the wider community to stay scam aware.
Find out more about how to stay scam aware or get in touch with your local office to find the nearest scam awareness talk to you.
Partnership with National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST)
We are also partnered with the National Trading Standards Scams Team to provide certified training to our CAREGivers to raise awareness about the dangers of scams. Scam-trained CAREGivers – our Scambusters – pass a rigorous online test to verify their level of skill in recognising scams and advising older people on what to do next.
We are also able to report suspicious activity directly to NTSST and through this partnership, Home Instead will play an important role in helping to tackle scams affecting you.
Supporting Think Jessica
Home Instead also supports the work of Think Jessica - a national charity which works to raise awareness of scams and provides support to victims and their families. Think Jessica was set up in 2007 by Marilyn Baldwin, OBE, whose mother Jessica, suffered for several years at the hands of fraudsters.
Contact Home Instead to tackle suspected fraud
The Home Instead network is dedicated to helping older people stay safe and live well in their homes. If a family member is living alone and needs an extra set of alert eyes and ears, then contact us to find out how we can help.