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Moray police team up to protect elderly from online fraud


By Alistair Whitfield

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Moray's police have teamed up with a national charity to counter online fraud against the elderly.

Officers have gone into partnership with AbilityNet Scotland to provide free online safety advice, internet security and technical support.

Constable Lisa Warren from the Forres community policing team said: "As the pandemic continues to affect our lives, it is more important than ever for those feeling isolated from their loved ones to be connected safely.

"During the festive period people will be online more than ever.

"To try to limit the risk of fraud, it is great to highlight the services available to provide internet security.

"Beyond the festive period and the pandemic, I hope this new partnership will continue to grow and develop."

Chris Grant from AbilityNet Scotland said: "We’re thrilled to be assisting Police Scotland and trying to keep the community safe and to use technology correctly whilst staying safe.

"Never be afraid to ask for help."

If you or someone you know, who may benefit from their service, go towww.abilitynet.org.uk and fill in the ‘request our help’ form.

Alternatively, call free on 0800 048 7642 or email enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk



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