The SAFER Project (Scams And Frauds Education for Residents) is a Lottery-funded project running until summer 2021. From 2012 to 2018 the SAFER Project provided Scams & Frauds and Doorstep Crime workshops to West Yorkshire residents aged 55+ to enable residents to spot scams.
From the Summer of 2018 to Summer 2021, the SAFER Project now focuses on delivering workshops to age groups 12+ offering 5 different workshops across West Yorkshire. These workshops are available to residents in priority neighbourhoods and there are no limitations to how many are delivered.
The workshops are cost free and also available to sensory impaired and learning disability groups. All of the workshops run between 45-50 minutes and can be tailored to your specific group's type. Partner training is also available.
We are able to deliver these throughout the week, including evenings and weekends.
Summary of our interactive workshops:
Scams & Frauds: focusing on common scams covering social media, online, email and postal scams. We discuss tactics used by scammers and provide real life examples and topics such as money muling.
Consumer Savvy: discussing consumer rights, guess the counterfeit/ genuine product activity and explore the risks of the fake market.
Doorstep Crime: discussing doorstep callers, their tactics, how to avoid them, loan sharks and how to spot them.
Savvy Savings: key skills in budgeting/ money saving, explaining APR and the scams surrounding these subjects.
Energy Savvy: energy saving tips and the scams to watch out for.