In response to the recent reports of elderly people in the community being targeted by phone scammers, local at-home care provider, Home Instead, is offering tips and advice to educate older people on how to protect themselves from falling victim to this abuse.
Home Instead in Welwyn Garden City provide care services to people in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Tewin, Welham Green, Brookmans Park, Shenley, Potters Bar, Borehamwood & Elstree, they have partnered with national scam awareness charity, Think Jessica, to launch a public education programme. The aim of the programme is to raise awareness of mass market scams and to provide as many people as possible with information on common scams targeting the elderly, as well as what to do if they have fallen victim to scammers.
Home Instead has put together 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.
Owner, Heather Simms, said, “Working with older people in our local community, we know all too well the devastating effects these scams can have on them. Therefore, in launching the Senior Fraud Protection Programme, it is our hope that we can branch out into the wider community and keep as many people as possible better informed and better armed with the knowledge to correctly recognise and respond to scams and scammers.”
To download a free copy of the Senior Fraud Protection Kit, please visit the Information & Resources section of www.homeinstead.co.uk
For information regarding Home Instead in Welwyn & Hatfield, please call 01707 240650 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/welwyn