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Fraud and Scams

Scams The Power of Persuasive Language

Scams : the power of persuasive language

The information here is vital for community workers, community nurses and domiciliary care workers, and individuals who have family or friends who are isolating alone, to spot and deal with signs that they are being targeted by a scam. You are key in spotting these issues and identifying them in the community. 

Financial Scamming and Fraud

Financial scamming and its impact have been receiving a higher public profile in recent months, yet though it is recognised as a growing problem, there is a lack of clear research and evidence into the scale of the problem, its causes and the impact on the public.

Coercion and control report

Coercion and Control in Financial Abuse; Learning from Domestic Abuse

Coercion and control are used in both domestic and financial abuse. There are also differences in how agencies approach these concerns, and we seek to highlight this to learn from and utilise best practice.

Theft and Fraud Within Families

It is a common misconception that financial abuse - including theft and fraud - is inflicted by individuals or organisations at arms-length, by people largely unknown to the victim. However, anecdotal evidence has for some time suggested that a significant amount of financial abuse is inflicted by those much closer to home, namely family members. We need to better understand the scale and nature of financial abuse in families. Only then can we move forward together to ensure it is both prevented and responded to effectively.

Lloyds Cognitive Decline Leaflet

If you are worried about becoming a victim, or have responded to scams in the past, this guide sets out some practical things you can do to prevent criminals contacting you. It also gives information on how you can nomincate a trusted friend or relative to help manage your finances if you need help to make decisions.

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