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Scams and Rogue Trading

Shropshire Partners in Care would like to encourage all members to address rogue trading, telephone, online and postal scams. Please make your staff teams aware of the issues, the warning  signs and preventative actions that people can take if they believe someone has been targeted.

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Opportunities to Address Scams and Rogue Trading in Your Role as a Domiciliary Care Service Provider

 

Shropshire Partners in Care members are ideally placed to support adults in the community to be aware of rouge trading issues as well as when something is likely to be a scam, in order to prevent them becoming victims. Anyone can fall foul of a scam but the adults our members support are more likely to be targeted - the average age of a scam victim is 75, showing that criminals tend to prey on older and often more vulnerable members of society (National Trading Standards, 2017).

Please find information and resources concerning rogue trading and Scams on this page.

Friends Against Scams

 

Friends Against Scams

There are now 25,000 Friends Against Scams, the National Trading Standards Scams Teams goal is to have 1 million Friends by 2020.

Check out the National Trading Standards Scams Team Initiative

Training and Awareness Raising

Go online to do a Friends Against Scams Session (click here)

 

Alternatively you can attend a Face to Face Friends Against Scams Session delivered by:

Karen Littleford, Safeguarding Adults Lead (Scam Champion)