OLDER people at risk of fraud and cyber crime attended a community safety event at Lifewise.
The Hellaby centre’s innovative film set was used to spread messages on how to stay safe.
Guest speaker Marylin Baldwin spoke about charity Think Jessica, which she set up after her mum lost her life savings to postal fraud.
Community safety officer Andy Foster said: “Fraud and cybercrime is on the rise and criminals here, as well as across the world, are targeting the most vulnerable people within our communities.
“Lifewise is a great setting as we can use the unique film set environment to introduce scenarios around financial abuse, postal fraud, fire and road safety and first aid.
“The whole aim of this event was to help keep vulnerable people safe, as well as ensuring all those taking part have a fun and interesting day out.”
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