Crimestoppers are running a campaign to raise awareness of MoneyGram and Western Union scams. They will be launching in Manchester in September and are looking for anyone who might have fallen victim of one of these scams.
Do you live in or near Manchester? And have you or a friend or relative been the victim of a MoneyGram or Western Union scam? If so, would you be willing to talk to Crimestoppers?
You can leave me a comment below, or contact them directly.
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I’m a media officer with the charity Crimestoppers and I wondered if you could help with a campaign we’ve got coming up in September.
We’re working with the Post Office to tackle scams that target the elderly and vulnerable – especially those that encourage victims to use services like MoneyGram. The campaign seeks to raise awareness as well as encourage people to report individuals who they suspect are involved with the scams.
We launched a campaign in Rotherham earlier this year where we were supported by Marilyn Baldwin, from Think Jessica.
We’re having another launch in Manchester in September.
I’m looking for people from the Manchester area who’ve been affected by the types of scams mentioned above and might be prepared to talk about it as part of the campaign – they may have been a victim or the child/grandchild of a victim.
I wondered if you knew of anyone who might be interested in taking part?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Hannah Mouland| Media Officer
Crimestoppers Trust, PO Box 324, Wallington, SM6 6BG
T: 020 8835 3737 | M: 07825 220589 | F: 020 8835 3701| E: Hannah.Mouland@crimestoppers-uk.org
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