Financial Scamming Blogs


  • Working with Age UK to increase awareness of the risks posed by financial scams through a new Scams Prevention and Victim Support toolkit

    Working with Age UK to increase awareness of the risks posed by financial scams through a new Scams Prevention and Victim Support toolkit emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinPrint Staff from within the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and professional Practice (NCPQSWPP) at Bournemouth University have been working with Age UK to develop a learning package about the risks posed by financial scams. This builds on a body of work undertaken by the NCPQSWPP over the past three years investigating financial abuse from scams. This work has involved collaboration with key partners from across the public, voluntary, financial and law enforcement sectors, including the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, National Trading Standards Scams Team, Royal Mail, the Burdett Read More
  • House of Commons

    House of Commons emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinPrint Right at the very beginning of our journey at NCPQSW… An experience that we won’t forget…. Our recent attendance at the House of Commons Financial Scamming Event. by Caroline Jones and Stevie Corbin-Clarke Stevie: As someone who was fresh out of university this June, I did not expect to be involved in such an amazing opportunity so early in my career. It was an experience that has inspired me to get involved in as many exciting opportunities like this in the future as I can. Caroline: Having joined the Read More
  • Working together: a model of integration.

    Working together: a model of integration. By Sally Lee - Post Doctoral Research Fellow Reflecting on last week's ESRC Festival of Social Science event Safeguarding People at Risk of Financial Abuse (Bournemouth University, 9th November), I was struck again how readily passion, enthusiasm and energy can be found amongst front line workers from diverse agencies. It seems easy for people to co-operate where there is a common purpose and shared focus on the job at hand. Yet the integration of services, a drive which underpins recent social policy (particularly The Care Act 2014) is so difficult to Read More
  • ESRC event Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming

    ESRC event Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 10 - 3pm Location: EB306, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, Holdenhurst Road The National Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work hosted a FREE event on safeguarding vulnerable adults from financial scamming as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Financial scamming are growing aspects of financial crime, and those working to protect vulnerable adults needs to develop increased awareness and understanding of the challenges it poses. The Office of Fair Trading estimates that UK consumers lose about £3.5 billion to Read More
  • NCPQSWPP raising the profile of Financial Scamming

    NCPQSWPP raising the profile of Financial Scamming Financial scamming and its impact have been receiving a high profile in the past few days, with accusations of Royal Mail ‘turning a blind eye’ to scams targeting the elderly. Scammers frequently contact people through the post with some victims, particularly older people, receiving hundreds of scam letters a week. The National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (NCPQSWPP) at Bournemouth University have been working with key national organisations in the UK to develop a better understanding of this issue, seeking ways and solutions to reduce the Read More
  • We are all victims of scams

    We are all victims of scams emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinPrint By Rebecca JohnsonIf you have ever been part of a scam then you will appreciate the sense of loss that comes with it: the loss of confidence in yourself, the loss of trust in others and, of course, the loss of money that you may have been saving for a rainy day. It is very common for people to blame themselves for making the mistake of responding to a scam and some of us will understand those feelings of silliness and humiliation that we put on ourselves in the Read More
  • Guide to develop understanding of financial scamming launched at recent Parliamentary event

    Guide to develop understanding of financial scamming launched at recent Parliamentary event A recent awareness raising event at the House of Commons, hosted by Conor Burns MP, discussed the problem of financial scamming and mass marketing fraud in the UK and highlighted the work being undertaken by the NCPQSW at Bournemouth University. The event included an address from Bournemouth University’s Professor Keith Brown, and explored some of the work of the NCPQSW around financial scam prevention and at risk groups. Bournemouth University, in partnership with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, National Trading Standards Scams Team, North Yorkshire Trading Standards, and City of Read More
  • New taskforce launched to combat fraud across the UK

    New taskforce launched to combat fraud across the UK The Home Office is setting up a new taskforce to combat financial fraud which will include banks, the police and government officials http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35536322 This is a response to the growing recognition that financial fraud is undermining business and the wider economy. There has been a growth in particular types of financial fraud in the last year including online banking fraud which rose by 48% in 2014. Another growth area for fraud has been the CEO or ‘bogus boss’ fraud, where staff are instructed to transfer money for a specific reason Read More
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming

    Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinPrint On 10th November the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work hosted an event on ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming’ as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The event was attended by over 70 people, representing UK agencies including from the police, trading standards, social services, and the private and voluntary sectors. The event represented an opportunity to share good practice and discuss some of the issues facing practitioners who work to safeguard the most vulnerable in society from financial scams. Four speakers presented different aspects of Read More
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science - Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming

    Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming An ESRC Festival of Social Science event to showcase recent research and best practice responses dealing with the threat posed by financial scams. Date: Tuesday 10th November | Time: 09:45 – 15:00 | Venue: Hamworthy Club Ltd, Magna Rd, Wimborne BH21 3AP We would like to say a big thank you for your attendance, we hope you enjoyed the event. Here you will find all the materials we used throughout the event. We look forward to seeing you at our future events. If you have any questions, Read More
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