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Norwich housing association becomes first in Norfolk to join anti-scam campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:17 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 23 October 2017

Norwich Housing Society, which manages around 300 flats on eight sites around the city, has trained all of its staff to spot different types of scams and how to identify victims. Photo: Norwich Housing Society

Norwich Housing Society, which manages around 300 flats on eight sites around the city, has trained all of its staff to spot different types of scams and how to identify victims. Photo: Norwich Housing Society

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A Norwich housing association has become the first in Norfolk to join a national campaign aimed at protecting vulnerable people from scams.

Norwich Housing Society, which manages around 300 flats on eight sites around the city, has trained all of its staff to spot different types of scams and how to identify victims.

One of its scheme housing managers, Sarah Batchelor, has also become a qualified “SCAMChampion” and is now able to recruit and train people as part of the Friends Against Scams campaign.

Mrs Batchelor said: “Sadly, scammers tend to pick on vulnerable people, and older people are particularly at risk – which is why we decided that we would embrace this campaign and train every single one of our staff to take part.”

For more details about the Friends Against Scams initiative, visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk.

Have you been a victim of a scam? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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