Age UK Information

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Crimes Against Older People summary of reported crimes in August 2018


Scams/fraud/rogue traders

This month there were 7 recorded scam/fraud/rogue trader incidents involving significant financial loss to victims. Over £12,000 in cash was taken from victims who had kept large amounts of cash at home.

Tips to stay safe

§  Do not keep large amounts of cash at home. You are unlikely to need more than £50 emergency money.

  • Ensure that you do not keep your PIN number written down and kept in the same place as your bank cards.
  • Contact your local safer neighbourhood policing team to request a free home security/safety check.

§  For information on increasing the security of your home contact the Wandsworth Council Community Safety team on 020 8871 6567 or email

Dates to remember

Saturday 8 September 2018               Cuppa with a copper event at Putney Exchange from 10am.

Wednesday 12 September 2018        Fraud/Scam awareness event, 1.45pm-3.30pm, St Michael’s Church, SW18 5TT.

Saturday 15 September 2018             Battersea Square Street Fair, 11am-4pm, Battersea Square, SW11

Thursday 29 November 2018             Age UK Wandsworth AGM, Civic Suite, Wandsworth Town Hall.




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