Friday 4th October 2019 10.30 am to 12.30 am
10A South Grove N6 6BS
Numbers are limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to say if you’ll be joining us and if you’re bringing a friend.
By popular request, the Coffee & Computers team hand over the October session to Leslie Jackson and Tom Lee from the Metropolitan Scam Safe Unit.
Scams of all kinds happen every day in Camden, from PIN theft at ATMs to clever phone fraud. In this age of electronics, it can happen to any of us, at any time. In July alone Camden Borough residents made 148 reports to Action Fraud. Their losses total £537,330 or an average loss of £3,606 per report. The top three types of fraud are:
False representation 43 reports £2,040 lost
Online Shopping & Auctions 18 reports £3,656 lost
Consumer Fraud 15 reports £31,199 lost
The top three by amount reported lost:
Payment Fraud £314,933 lost 9 reports
Click Fraud £65,000 lost 1 report
Banking Fraud £50,307 lost 9 reports
But if we know what to look out for, we can easily stay clear of the scammers.
Using videos and recounting personal experience, Les and Tom will demonstrate some simple but effective measures we can all take to best prevent fraud happening to us.