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Victims of Scams get extra help in Notts

28th September 2016
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Victims of Scams get extra help in Notts

Nottinghamshire County Council’s trading standards department are to help support victims of mass marketing scams, thanks to an extra £76,786 investment. 

The money will be spent on funding two additional Trading Standards officers dedicated to working with vulnerable residents who have been identified as a potential victim of a scam. 

The work will include home visits with vulnerable victims to give advice on how to spot a scam and forthcoming training sessions with local Royal Mail staff to encourage them to report suspect companies and identify potential victims. 

Councillor Glynn Gilfloyle, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safety Committee, said: “Vulnerable people such as older residents are particularly at risk with scams, which can hugely impact on their health and confidence and lead to increased social and health care needs. 

“Some victims find themselves caught up in a viscous cycle of giving scammers money in a hope of winning a prize or product that doesn’t exist, so it’s important they receive the necessary help to prevent further loss of money. 

“This valuable work will help us to work closely with more vulnerable people to make sure they can avoid a future scam and resolve other issues that may make them at risk.” 

To report concerns about scam contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506 and to hear more about Scams and the prevention of Scam’s you can listen to News In Focus “Scams” by clicking HERE

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