Our Scam workshops give us a chance to raise awareness within the community regarding the increasingly sophisticated ways fraudsters are targeting elderly/vulnerable people.
Most of us assume we would never fall for a scam, but with their ever-increasing sophistication, it’s getting more difficult to spot them.
Scammers are taking advantage of our growing reliance on the internet and technology, often using careful manipulation to coerce people into handing over their personal details, bank details or even transferring money.
Older people can be less wary of potential scammers, particularly if they have dementia. This makes them a frequent target, but you can help yourself or a loved one to be on guard.
Home Instead Calderdale now run Scam workshops across Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield and the wider area.
The workshops have been well-received by community groups including Rotary Clubs, WI’s, church social groups and carer support groups in Calderdale.
Each session includes a light-hearted quiz plus plenty of practical examples and helps raise awareness of the ways in which fraudsters are targeting us all. People take away the tools and techniques to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Here’s what one of the group leaders at the Carer’s Wellbeing Service Calderdale had to say after a recent workshop.
“How interesting and informative your talk was and we could have gone on all afternoon! The group really seemed to appreciate the information and I’m sure it will have made them (and us) more vigilant. Thank you again for your time.”
Please enter your details on the right to download a copy of our Scam Workshop flyer.
For booking enquiries please contact me on [email protected] or alternatively call me on 01422 292424 for further information.