Protecting vulnerable and older people in West Yorkshire

Protecting vulnerable and older people in West Yorkshire

This week marked our fifth launch in a series of public awareness campaigns designed to help stop scams targeting vulnerable and older people.

As part of our ongoing commitment to crime reduction and prevention, we have teamed up once more with Crimestoppers to ‘Stamp out Scams’ in West Yorkshire.

The month long campaign which launched on Wednesday 11th October in Leeds will target hot spot areas within the county, in an effort to raise awareness of postal, telephone and online scams that target vulnerable and older people. Scams involve false stories of lottery wins, inheritance from a long lost relative, romance, and investment opportunities.

The campaign follows on from activity carried out in Avon & Somerset last year, and previously in Lancashire, Southend and Rotherham. It not only aims to raise awareness, but also encourages local communities to report information relating to scams.

Our robust links with West Yorkshire Police and local charity Age UK will strengthen campaign awareness; highlighting that together we can provide greater safety and security for the communities in which our Post Offices reside.

Should you have any questions about the campaign, our partnership with Crimestoppers or how we can further engage the communities in which we operate, please contact securitycommunications@postoffice.co.uk.