So, it’s time for another session of Highgate Coffee and Computers Do drop in this morning if you want a bit of one-to-one techi advice. Failing that, tell your mum or grandad about us!All levels of know-how are welcome, from the totally blank face to the quite savvy computer or smartphone user. Even those who just want to see what it’s about and have a cup of coffee.
04 October, 10:30-12:30 – SAVE THE DATE!
At our 04 October session, by popular request, we hand over 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.
Les and Tom will demonstrate some simple but effective measures we can all take to best prevent fraud happening to us.
Numbers are limited so please email to say if you’ll be joining us on Friday 04 October and if you’re bringing a friend.
We hope to see you this morning.Best wishes The Highgate Coffee & Computers volunteers