The human cost of scams: how Poole is fighting back to protect residents.

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The human cost of scams: how Poole is fighting back to protect residents.

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:02 pm

THE actual cost of scams perpetrated on innocent people amounts to billions of pounds but the human cost is far more.
Telephone, online, email and doorstep criminal scams are on the increase, and Poole Trading Standards is at the forefront of the fight to protect the town’s residents.
Frail and elderly residents who lose money to rogue traders or sophisticated scams often feel ashamed and vulnerable, and can be reluctant to own up to having been fooled.
James Norman, regulatory team manager at the Borough of Poole, said: “Scams are such that we have victims in Poole of 300 plus for scam mail alone. And these are the ones we know about.”
Read more in the Bournemouth Echo: - http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13524875.The_human_cost_of_scams__how_Poole_is_fighting_back_to_protect_residents/?ref=rss
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