‘Scam avoidance’ classes planned
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.