Doorstep scams can be a real worry for older people. Fraudsters can be very pushy and persuasive so it can be easy to fall victim.
Last year nearly 4,500 people aged over 65 were a victim of fraud in London alone. Age UK want to change this, so they’ve teamed up with Action Fraud to launch a new fraud prevention and support programme.
They’ve created a brand new video featuring broadcaster Sir Martyn Lewis to explain the simple steps you can take to avoid being scammed on your doorstep
Watch veteran broadcaster Sir Martyn Lewis talk you through how to avoid being scammed on your doorstep.
Doorstep scammers commonly target older people. In fact, 85% of victims of doorstep scams are aged 65 and over according to National Trading Standards. We’ll show you some simple steps that you can take to help you stay safe on your doorstep.
- What is a doorstep scam?
- What are some common types of doorstep scams?
- How can I protect myself from doorstep scams?
- What should I do if I’ve been a victim of a doorstep scam?
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