Marilyn Baldwin, founder of national scam awareness charity, Think Jessica, was interviewed by BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt this morning alongside Tony Marsh, Security Director of the Post Office.
The interview took place to highlight the scale of postal scams in advance of tonight’s Inside Out North West (BBC 7.30pm, 22 September) which features the issue http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04htwfn.
Think Jessica was set up by Marilyn after her mother was targeted by postal scammers.
Last year we partnered with Think Jessica to launch a public education programme to raise awareness of mass market scams (which include postal scams) and provide people with information on common scams targeting the elderly.
As part of our ongoing campaign, which involves scam awareness workshops, we have a free ‘Senior Fraud Protection Kit’ which contains information on the most common scams, tools to help assess the risk of an elderly loved one, plus really useful checklists to help seniors take practical action to lower the risk of becoming a victim of a scam.
If you are concerned about falling victim to a scam, have been targeted, or are concerned about a loved one, please contact your local Home Instead office or visit the Information & Resources section of our web site for more information https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/Protect_Seniors_from_Fraud.do.