Police run anti-fraud courses in Axarquia

NATIONAL POLICE will offer courses to senior citizens and vulnerable people in Motril to help them avoid becoming victims of theft and fraud.

“Users of senior day centres, and leisure and free time centres for disabled people will have the chance to attend these talks,” said head of the Social Services Department Angeles Lopez Cano.

“Senior citizens are the most vulnerable community when it comes to frauds and scams, as they do not perceive the risk and trust people more, and thus we need to promote these sorts of talks to protect them from possible crimes,” added Ms Lopez.

Head of Citizens’ Safety at Motril police station, Jose Antonio Romacho, explained that the main advice given was to pay more attention to suspicious people around banks, especially during the time of the month were pensions are given, and to try to take someone with them when taking money out of banks.

National Police Officer, Francisco Cazalilla, explained that fake gas operator frauds are still quite prevalent, and reminded residents that the sort of review they often claim to be carrying out usually take place every five years, and the company only attends the home when it is called by the client, and not the other way around.

He also alerted citizens of the risks of returning missed phone calls from numbers starting with digits 803, 805, 806, 807 and others.

Talks will begin on Monday February 16 in the Centro de Las Angustias (10am), Andalucia-Calle Ancha (Tuesday February 17, 10am), La Zafra-Alamos (Wednesday February 18, 10.30am), Altamar (Thursday February 19, 10.15am), Rompeolas (Tuesday February 24, 11am) and Puntalon (Thursday 26 February, 6.15am). The talk at the centre for disabled people will take place in March.

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