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Here's how to beat the scammers, Hunstanton group told




The Friday Friendship Group, ran under the umbrella of Hunstanton Town Council, received a welcome talk on scams at their Friday meeting held at the community centre.

The talk, organised by the town clerk, was given to promote public awareness of the numerous ways scammers work and what to do if you think you may have been a victim.

Hilary Letch, one of the committee members said: “We had three lovely police volunteers come to speak to the group and quite a few more people turned up to listen and take part.

Hunstanton's Friday Friendship group received a talk giving advice about scammers. Police volunteers also offered pointers. (51905539)
Hunstanton's Friday Friendship group received a talk giving advice about scammers. Police volunteers also offered pointers. (51905539)

"The talk was given in a lovely relaxed and inclusive manner, encouraging all to ask questions and give examples of scams we had been subjected to and there were quite a few of those. All our members were really engaged in the talk and listened to the advice that was given”.

A variety of leaflets on scams and how to avoid them were handed out along with door warning stickers stating no cold callers would be entertained.

The Friday Friendship originated during the first Covid-19 lockdown with minimal numbers attending in order to follow strict government guidelines. Since the relaxing of restrictions, the group has grown to double in size and continues to grow each week.

One member’s family relation told of the difference in her aunt since joining the group and said: “Having this, as an antidote to my aunt's isolation and loneliness, has made her life at home more fruitful and enjoyable.”

Hilary Letch said: "Our group helps address loneliness and promotes friendship to all who come along. Making a difference to our members makes all the hard work the committee put in, plus Hunstanton Town Council’s support, so worth it.”



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