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Financial safeguarding advice published as Christmas scams gather pace

Digital Social Care has published a guide to Christmas scams to support the financial safeguarding of residents in care homes. According to AgeUK older people are typically more susceptible to scams. An older person in England and Wales becomes the victim of fraud every 40 seconds.

In the guide, Digital Social Care highlights six common scams:

  1. The Fake Delivery Scam
  1. WiFi Scams
  1. Christmas e-card scam
  1. Christmas gift card scam
  1. Whatsapp relative scam
  1. Facebook Pages Scam

Guidance to support care homes in their safeguarding duties includes:


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