‘Scam avoid­ance’ classes planned

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - UK WORLD TODAY -

NEARLY one in five over-60s be­lieve they have been ap­proached more than 10 times by scam­mers in the past year, a sur­vey has found.

The re­search was re­leased by San­tander, which plans to roll out a “scam avoid­ance school” across its branches for that age group from next week.

Free classes will be de­signed to help San­tander’s cus­tomers and non-cus­tomers iden­tify com­mon frauds and scams.

San­tander found that 19% of older peo­ple be­lieve they have been ap­proached more than 10 times by scam­mers in the past 12 months.

The av­er­age lost by those who had fallen vic­tim to a scam was £401.

Two-thirds (64%) of over-60s said they were wor­ried about the threat of fraud and scams.

About 1,000 peo­ple took part in the sur­vey.

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