12th October 2016
Financial scamming and its impact have been receiving a high profile in the past few days, with accusations of Royal Mail ‘turning a blind eye’ to scams targeting the elderly. Scammers frequently contact people through the post with some victims, particularly older people, receiving hundreds of scam letters a week.
The National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (NCPQSWPP) at Bournemouth University have been working with key national organisations in the UK to develop a better understanding of this issue, seeking ways and solutions to reduce the risk of financial scamming.
Professor Keith Brown, the Director of NCPQSWPP, has been speaking at various events to highlight the impact and costs of Financial Scamming to society and individuals.
Yesterday, he was speaking at the SOLLA conference 2016 in Central Hall, Westminster about Financial Scamming – How can L.P.A’s help and the role of the Mental Capacity Act.
This work is far from complete and we are continuing to research and develop our ideas and understanding. If you would like to contribute your thoughts or ideas please contact us. It is only via our collective efforts that we will be able to tackle this growing issue and we positively welcome your input and support.