Worton Parish Council

in conjunction with the

South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

invite you to a


Avoiding Frauds & Scams in the Modern Era

Monday 9 August

4pm – 5pm

Worton & Marston Village Hall


The presentation will seek to:

  • raise awareness of the dangers of economic crime
  • highlight typical case studies of previous offences
  • offer advice and tips to help keep you safe
  • signpost you to resources that will help keep you safe in the future
  • end with a question-and-answer session

Fraud makes up approximately a third of all reported crime and between 2020 around 4.4 million frauds were reported in the UK, with a loss to individuals of around £7-billion in total. Frauds against individuals are frequently targeted at elderly and vulnerable citizens, for whom the consequences of victimisation can be devastating, both psychologically, as well as financially. However, as much as 80% of fraud is preventable with relatively simple safety measures that can employed to protect us from the scammers that we may encounter on a daily basis.

For more information contact the Clerk to the Parish Council:

Liz Starling 01380 725658 email:

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