Events on 19th Feb 2019

Events for 19th Feb 2019

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Frauds, scams and financial plans.

Date: 19th February 2019 - 20th February 2019

Every day

Location: Various venues in Midlothian

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Come along to learn how to protect yourself and others from financial harm.

It's easy to become a target

It is quite easy to become the target of bogus workmen, cold callers, theft, embezzlement, scam mail and online scams. Perpetrators of financial harm can be skilled in exerting undue influence on their victims, effectively grooming them, resulting in their judgement being compromised.

Protect yourself and others

Financial harm is a particularly despicable and heartless exploitation of very vulnerable people and we want people at risk, their families, carers and the wider community to be vigilant.  Come along to find out more about financial abuse and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from it.

Join us in Musselburgh or Haddington on 19 February

Fisherrow Community Centre, Musselburgh - 9.30 - 12.30

John Gray Centre, Haddington Library - 14.00 - 16.30

Join us in Penicuik or Dalkeith on 20 February

Penicuik Town Hall  -  09:30 - 12:30

Dalkeith Arts Centre - 14:00 - 16:30

Get great advice

The police, banks, trading standards, social care, health and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will be there with information and advice on the many forms of financial harm out there. They will provide information of how and who to report to, should you suspect or know someone who may be being harmed.

If you want more information and a place at one of the events, please phone us on 0131 653 5150 or email us at emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk, or join us on the day.  The event is open to all.