Outreach Solutions ‘Tackling Fraud’ campaign was launched to help residents across Nottinghamshire tackle the threat of fraud by talking to them about some of the most common scams, how to spot them and who to report any suspected fraudulent activity to.
Caroline England, Business Development Director at Outreach Solutions said: It is important to us as a company that we work on projects of a social value and the anti-fraud campaign is something we have been working on to deliver for a long time. With the foresight of people like Paddy Tipping and other funding partners, this award is a recognition of all the people and organisations who have come together to protect the most vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire.
Outreach Solutions – specialists in delivering behaviour-change campaigns, appointed Nottinghamshire-based charities Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire and Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire to deliver the campaign, which was joint funded by Nottinghamshire Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Experian, Nottingham City Council, and Cifas.
So far, this partnership has resulted in anti-fraud messages being given out at 190 community events, whilst a further 270 individuals have received one to one support within their own homes– in total, it is anticipated that nearly 12,000 older citizens across Nottinghamshire have so far benefitted from the campaign messages, making the individuals more resilient and empowered to reject fraud, and reducing the number of people becoming victims.
The Tackling Fraud campaign messages will continue to be delivered across the county until early next year and Outreach Solutions hope to engage new partnerships around the country to continue this important work.