Message from Humberside Police:-
Humberside Police are taking our fight against fraud to the streets after victims in Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire were conned out of £8.6m in just twelve months.
The first of 12 fraud roadshow events will be held this Wednesday 10 July at St Stephens’s shopping centre, Hull, between 10:30AM – 3PM.
The 12 roadshow events that will be held across the force area will see specialist officers from the Economic Crime Unit on hand to answer questions, offer advice and equip the public with the tools needed to fight back against the fraudsters.
The aim of the events are to highlight how easily fraudsters can deceive those looking for their dream holiday, a bargain in the online sales, tickets to see their favourite band or those that are looking for love – but that you don’t need to be a technical wizard or spend lots of cash to protect yourself.
Detective Sergeant Ben Robinson said: “Tackling fraud and protecting the most vulnerable people in our society is a key priority for us.
“By taking this campaign into the heart of our communities, we can take fraud prevention advice directly to members of the public, especially those who are most at risk and are most vulnerable.
“Another key thing we want to share is that there is no need to be embarrassed or ashamed if you do fall victim to a scam. Please tell us so that we can help you.
“If you’re out and about shopping in Hull City Centre tomorrow please do come along and have a chat with us. A two minute conversation could save you thousands of pounds.”
If you think you have been a victim of fraud please report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or report online by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk