Information & Resources
Home is where an older person should feel their safest; Scammers, however, have found a way to invade the secure lives of seniors by targeting older people’s post, the internet and telephone, as well as calling at their doorstep.
The growing incidents of scams involving older people is putting many seniors at risk, threatening to strip them of their assets, their independence, their trust and confidence.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the risks facing older people so that we all have the right information to help us prevent these distressing and devastating crimes. That’s why Home Instead Senior Care in Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent has launched its Senior Fraud Protection public education programme and has created a Senior Fraud Protection Toolkit to help you and your loved ones keep safe.
Senior Fraud Protection Toolkit is available here
Specific topics include:
- Financial Abuse Tactics
- Top Scams Involving Seniors
- Top 5 Reasons Why Seniors Are Targets
- Impact Of Crime On The Elderly
We've also provided a series of checklists that can be used to help protect your family members:
- Criminal Target Scale
- Scam-proofing Seniors Checklist
- Scam Reminder Checklist: Post
- Scam Reminder Checklist: Telephone
- Scam Reminder Checklist: Computer
- What To Do If Your Family Member Has Been Scammed
We have partnered with Think Jessica, the national charity which works to raise awareness of scams and supports 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.
Visit the website here; Think Jessica .
Home Instead Senior Care is dedicated to helping older people stay safely in their homes. If a family member is living alone and needs an extra set of alert eyes and ears, then please visit our website here or contact us on 01782 622330 at any time.
Thank you for all the work done so far - my aunt is getting used to the idea and it seems to be working well!Mrs C