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Fraud and Scams Awareness
Wed, April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST
An event to raise the awareness of fraud, scams (online and offline) and rogue traders for Dudley residents and those who work with them.
Every year the British public loses billions of pounds to scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door to door and telephone scams.
Scams (or frauds) are often difficult to investigate; they can be complicated and often involve many people (both victims and suspects). They can take a lot of resources to investigate and courts can find it difficult to convict suspects because of the grey area that exists between dishonesty and sharp practice.
Prevention through awareness is therefore a vital strand in combating scammers.
Individuals do not need to be 'vulnerable' to be a victim of fraud, it can happen to anybody, at any age and the increased use of modern technology is another opportunity that is used by scammers.
This event is being delivered in partnership by West Midlands Police, Dudley Council and the Illegal Money Lending Team in order to raise awareness of various frauds and scams and loan sharks among Dudley’s residents and those who work with or support them. It will also provide information of how to report any such incidents and where support or advice can be accessed from.