East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS), Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire (VANL) and Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) have joined forces to deliver the FraudWatch project to prevent vulnerable people falling victim to fraud within the Humberside Police area.
The FraudWatch project has been established to ensure that everyone has access to information about how to keep themselves safe from fraud, and that support is available should they need it.
We are keen to deliver this project, and work with others to protect everyone from fraud and cybercrime, and raise awareness of the issues caused by this crime. The project will work with members of the community to educate and support those who may be vulnerable to fraud.
In 2020 there were roughly 70 victims per week, with £110k lost per week to this crime, in the Humberside area alone. In addition to the financial impact, fraud can have a severe emotional and psychological impact on victims.
Fraudsters often target the most vulnerable people in society but the reality is that anyone can become a victim of fraud and cybercrime. Fraud can damage lives, and can affect people financially and emotionally too. Through the FraudWatch projects and its partners, we pledge to help make the Humberside are a fraud-free area.
As part of this wider partnership ERVAS and partners will be delivering a series of fraud and cybercrime information workshops and webinars, for details of the sessions in your area please use the following links:
- East Yorkshire (to include Hull) visit: eventbrite.co.uk
- Or call 01482 871 077 (option 3).
- North Lincolnshire visit: eventbrite.co.uk
- Or call 01724 845 155 (option 1)
- North East Lincolnshire visit: org.uk
- Or call 01472 231 123
You can also find out more about fraud and how to stay safe on the FraudWatch website at www.fraudwatch.org.uk.
This project is funded by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.
If you are interested in attending (or organising) a session in North East Lincolnshire then please contact:
Karl Elliott, Development Manager, VANEL.