Safeguarding adults and mass marketing fraud - Perspectives from the police, trading standards and the voluntary sector

Authors: Oliver, S., Burls, T., Fenge, L. and Brown, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22575/

Journal: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

Volume: In press

ISSN: 0141-8033

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.

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Authors: Olivier, S., Burls, T., Fenge, L.A. and Brown, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22575/

Journal: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

Volume: 38

Issue: 2

Pages: 140-151

eISSN: 1469-9621

ISSN: 0964-9069

DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2016.1161872

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 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 that serve to reinforce their sustained involvement in such activity.

This source preferred by Lee-Ann Fenge and Keith Brown

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Authors: Olivier, S., Burls, T., Fenge, L.-A. and Brown, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22575/

Journal: JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND FAMILY LAW

Volume: 38

Issue: 2

Pages: 140-151

eISSN: 1469-9621

ISSN: 0964-9069

DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2016.1161872

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