Scams – Rother LSP

Presentation delivered by Inspector Daniel Russell of Sussex Police.

The delegates were shown are film called ‘Scam – the secret crime”:

Daniel shared some statistics on scam related crimes:

  • Over half the adult population have been subject to a fraud
  • Over 9 billion pounds is lost in the UK every year to personal fraud and scams
  • Technology is enabling fraudsters to carry out attacks quicker and employ more complex behaviours to remain undetected

Analysis shows that 60% are 75+ years of age, and 67% of scams happen over the phone.

Call blocking technology can help to fight scams:

  • 170 trueCall Call blockers have been installed in the homes of the most vulnerable
  • 71,000 nuisance calls blocked
  • Receiving nominations from partner agencies
  • 3 years monitoring reports to share Intelligence with NFIB

Daniel closed by showing a 3 minute film “Fraud and Scams – Know the warning signs”

The full presentation is available in the Downloads section below.