Protecting the Vulnerable

Description

Protecting the Vulnerable is our service for local authorities, healthcare trusts, solicitors and members of the public, helping them keep safe the personal details of vulnerable people in their care who may be targeted by fraudsters.

Sadly, fraudsters can and do target vulnerable members of our society. They exploit their circumstances for financial gain by opening new bank accounts, taking out loans, setting up and spending on credit cards or committing to expensive mobile phone contracts.

A person will be considered vulnerable when they are subject to a Court Order of Protection (or Deputyship and Appointeeship cases) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and deemed as incapable of managing their own finances.

If these vulnerable individuals’ details are fraudulently misused, then they may be exposed to financial losses or liabilities, and potentially being labelled as a fraudster when contracts are not honoured. It can also cause significant distress for vulnerable individuals and those caring for them

Service Details

Locations:
  • Consumer Affairs, CIFAS, 6th Floor, Lynton House, 7 - 12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT
  • Richmond
  • Wandsworth
  • View all 18 locations
Organisation:
CIFAS
Service Type:
Advice and Advocacy
Primary Client Group:
Learning Disability
Website:
Services For:
  • Older people
  • People with dementia
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with mental health needs
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory disabilities

This page was last updated on 03 December 2018

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This page was last updated on 03 December 2018

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Contact Details

Address:
Consumer Affairs, CIFAS, 6th Floor, Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT
Telephone:
0330 100 0180
Email:
ptv@cifas.org.uk