Detective Chief Inspector Jon Hodgeon, Head of Fraud and Economic Crime at North Yorkshire Police is helping to warn older members of his community to be vigilant against the increasing number of different telephone scams.
Officers will be issuing the advice also armed with a credit card sized sticker to go on a phone or somewhere prominent as a reminder to be wary of cold callers.
Police investigating a number of incidents where elderly victims have been defrauded of tens of thousands of pounds, are urging residents of North Yorkshire to be vigilant. In 2016, there were 2,467 reported incidents of fraud across North Yorkshire. In more than 1,000 of those cases, the victim was aged 70 years or over. 2.5m - the total loss by over seventies in North Yorkshire due to fraud in 2016