Keeping safe from fraud and Scams

A Scam and Fraud Prevention presentation via the Zoom video app that aims to raise awareness of the fastest growing form of crime in the UK and how best to prevent yourself from falling victim.

The talk explains how criminals identify and approach their targets, the social engineering techniques they use and how best to keep yourself from falling victim. It covers the types of scams we are currently seeing in the banking industry during this COVID pandemic and, should you be approached, how and where to seek help.

When: Friday 19th February 2021 at 13:30hrs – 14:30hrs

Where: Zoom using the Meeting ID:  956 3135 9466

If you are joining on a laptop/desktop you can use this direct link: https://rbs.zoom.us/j/95631359466

For more information, please contact Recheal.valderama@ageukeastlondon.org.uk or 0751466 4913

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at Cody Dock

Every year Cody Dock supports the RSPB big garden birdwatch by offering our gardens and river front as a location to take part and, by providing resources and materials to help participants learn more about local wildlife. We don’t all have a garden but we can all take part and do our bit, so this year we are going to be supporting the count in a different way. Take part on your daily walk along the Lea or from your local greenspace, garden or balcony!

Cody Dock has created a digital resource pack on our website to help you explore and learn more about Cody Dock and the wildlife that can be found here. We have also provided a digital survey form which will help us collate data and submit our results to the RSPB.

To get involved follow these links: 

Beware of Scams

Any of us can be targeted by scams. They can be very distressing, and the impact is often emotional as well as financial. If you’ve been the victim of a scam, remember that you’re not alone. Scams are increasingly common, and many people from all walks of society are caught out.

The good news is that there are ways to avoid being taken in by scams if you know what to look for, if you click the button below it will take you to Age UK website there is information that can help you spot the warning signs that someone might be trying to scam you, including:

• the ways scammers might try to approach you

• what you can do if you think you’re being scammed

 • how to avoid being deceived by scams in the future.