Safeguarding Adults and Mass Marketing Fraud - perspectives from the Police, Trading Standards and the Voluntary Sector.

Oliver, S., Burls, T., Fenge, L.-A. and Brown, K., 2016. Safeguarding Adults and Mass Marketing Fraud - perspectives from the Police, Trading Standards and the Voluntary Sector. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 38 (2), pp. 140-151.

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DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2016.1161872

Abstract

Despite the growing awareness of Mass Marketing Fraud (MMF) in the financial abuse of vulnerable older people, little empirical research has been undertaken in this area. This paper is one of the first to consider the perspectives of a range of professionals who work with victims of mass marketing fraud and financial crime. MMF is a growing threat in the financial abuse of older people, and is increasingly recognised as a concern for professionals involved in supporting and safeguarding vulnerable older people. This paper considers the themes emerging from a small exploratory qualitative study into the perspectives of professionals working to safeguard those at risk of MMF and considers some of the complexities involved in tackling MMF. This involves consideration of the techniques used to groom and lure victims in plausible looking frauds, and the factors which serve to reinforce their sustained involvement in such activity.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0141-8033
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mass marketing fraud ; financial abuse ; safeguarding ; older people
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22575
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:02 Oct 2015 12:36
Last Modified:27 Jul 2016 15:47

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