News: Fraud and the Elderly

Posted on 23rd March 2017

Sorry this programme went out on 23rd March, but there is plenty of interesting stuff here …

Join us online and take part at Listen Live, the first ever Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s Summit to examine fraud and elder exploitation – tonight, Thursday 23rd March from 6.30pm.

Tonight the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will be launching the first of four Summits based on the key priorities within her Police & Crime Plan. You can join in!

This event brings together a panel of representatives from policing, charity, government, banking and Neighbourhood Watch, led in discussion by the BBC’s Danny Pike, to propose solutions to the very real problems of fraud and elder exploitation here in Sussex.

A number of high-profile speakers will be joining Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne as she hosts her first Listen Live crime summit in Brighton, to tackle elder exploitation.

Louise Baxter from the National Trading Standards Scams Team and Phil Mawhinney from Age UK will be on the panel along with Laura Flack from Barclays and Moneygram’s Keith Sharp. They’ll be joined by Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell from Sussex Police and Neighbourhood Watch’s John Wright MBE.

In January Sussex Neighbourhood Watch, in partnership with the Sussex Elders Commission, conducted a Fraud Survey, and we are really grateful to the over 3,000 people like you who responded. This valuable information has helped to shape today’s event. Please tune in to hear the results, and how together we can help to tackle this growing problem.

You don’t need to travel to Brighton to take part in this important event. Instead, you can watch, listen and take part from your home or via your mobile device. People will be able to tune in and watch the debate on the PCC’s Facebook page (barring any technical issues) from 6.30pm. All they need to do is head to the PCC’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/sussexpcc and once the live feed begins it should be prominent at the top of the page.

In the meantime there are several videos within a playlist on the PCC’s YouTube page, which help to explain why we’re holding the summit, and explain the extent of the problem. You can find those here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-W8aX7_mZFgYi_36ZVaQ13VgDJ2SdRV4

There is also a press release which gives some information on the speakers and some statistics on the PCC’s website here:https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/news/speaker-line-up-announced-for-sussex-pccs-crime-summit/

People can also keep an eye on the PCC’s Twitter feed, where they will be posting infographics (featuring some of the Survey results), videos etc. throughout the day: www.twitter.com/sussexpcc

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of this message then please contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch directly. You can E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk or search online for the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner.

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