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Staplehurst Parish Council

KCC Trading Standards - Spot the Signs of Financial Abuse

By Staplehurst Parish Council Staplehurst Parish Council

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

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Every year, millions of pounds are defrauded from residents of Kent by criminals posing as legitimate businesses, Kent Police or as KCC Trading Standards Officers.  Often criminals defraud victims of their life savings – this is financial abuse. Victims are often some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.  

Whilst our own Trading Standards Service and Kent Police pursue criminals that perpetrate these crimes, we need to do more as a community to prevent these crimes taking place in the first place, by protecting our vulnerable adults.

Last year, Kent Trading Standards secured funding to produce a short hard hitting film depicting the devastating effects of Doorstep Crime. It is based on real life stories of vulnerable adults in Kent.

We all probably know someone who could be vulnerable. They could be a member of your own family, a friend or a neighbour – so it’s important we all learn how to spot the signs of financial abuse and how to protect potential victims.

I would encourage you to please watch the film via this link:  https://www.kent.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/consumer-protection/Spot-the-signs-of-financial-abuse

Or via YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYvsuynSJQs


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