Fraud is a growing crime which impacts on adults who are often without family or friends and embarrassment often stops adults speaking out.
Locally, adults have lost between £8,000 and £40,000 through a combination of phone, post and internet scams.
As part of South Yorkshire Safeguarding Awareness Week 2019, a dedicated workshop on spotting and stopping fraud will take place at Barnsley Town Hall on Friday, 12 July.
Aimed at professionals or volunteers who visit adults in their own homes, the seminar will show attendees:
- Methods used by organised crime groups to target t vulnerable adults
- Signs that may suggest a vulnerable adult is being groomed by criminals
- Prevention advice that will reduce the risk of becoming a victim, or repeat victim
- How to support a vulnerable adult if they are a victim of fraud
There are two opportunities to attend this free seminar, 1pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4.30pm
People interested in attending this event are asked to book their place in advance by visiting https://barnsley.learningpool.com/login/index.php and searching for Fraud – The Secret Crime.
More information about events taking part during the week can be found here http://bit.ly/SYSAWevents