Fraud crimes are becoming one of the fastest growing crime trends of all times with people more likely to be a victim of fraud than any other offence.
With this in mind, it didn’t take us long to agree to be part of the first Hull Fraud Forum which is being spearheaded by DS Ben Robinson of Humberside Police.
What does this mean?
From a local point of view it means that the Neighbourhood Network will partner with Humberside Police and other organisations such as Trading Standards, Hull City Council, Age UK, Victim Support to name a few and aim to:
We will keep you posted on Hull Fraud Forum updates!
Neighbourhood Network is an advocate of spreading community safety messages, including those on fraud and in March 2019 the Neighbourhood Network held two Scam Awareness sessions, inviting members along to learn more about the different types of scams out there and case studies showing how easy it is to become a victim. Over the coming months we will be looking at mini projects to help us spread the word further and look at other ways to get the messages out there to prevent other victims falling foul of these crimes.
For more information about Fraud, visit the Friends against scams website, which showcases lots of information about the different types of scams out there, you can even become a Friends Against Scam ambassador by completing an online awareness session so you can then share your findings with friends and family helping people to become more aware and less likely to become a victim.