School for Scammers show comes to town

Published: Monday, 28 November 2016

The Safer Neighbourhood Board Theatre Forum Project is planning its popular and successful School for Scammers performance dates to run through December to January 2017

Telephone scams, doorstep scams and email scams often target the older generation but Havering’s residents should soon be able tell the scammers where to go thanks to a play by Arc Theatre Group which will take place at Garrick House in Hornchurch on Thursday 8 December.
The hour-long play will give information and advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams in an entertaining and memorable way.
Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “We want to make sure that Havering residents don’t become victims of the scammers which is why we work closely with Havering Police and the Havering Safer Neighbourhood Board to run a range of events aimed at helping people identify and avoid the scammers.
“This play is an ideal way to get this important message across as Christmas time is often a peak period for the scammers to try and con people into parting with their money.”
Chairman of the Safer Neighbourhood Board, Trevor Meers, said: “The Safer Neighbourhood Board Theatre Forum Project was successful last year and we are pleased to be working with Housing Services to hold performances in sheltered housing schemes so some of the borough’s more vulnerable residents, including those in the wider community, can see the scams that are out there and how to avoid them.”