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Watch Out! Scam Awareness

Film warns deaf community about internet fraudsters

A film has been created to warn the deaf community to be on their guard against fraudsters who may try to contact them via the internet.

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Produced by Lancashire Constabulary and East Lancashire Deaf Society it contains a series of crime prevention messages delivered in British Sign Language, along with sub-titles and voice-overs. It was created after Lancashire police became aware that the deaf community, who find the internet to be an effective way for them to communicate with other people, are deliberately being targeted by online fraudsters, often through social networking sites, and are being conned into handing over their savings.

The film is available to watch on YouTube and can be reached via a link on the ActionFraud website at http://tinyurl.com/co847h

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I am writing to express my thanks to the interpreter for providing such a first class interpretation service for myself and a client.