Police Phone Surgery in Action
January 2013 saw Senior Citizen Liaison Officer Ryan Jones holding a themed phone safety surgery at the vibrant Hastings Road community centre in South Bristol.
Ryan, who is the PCSO for the area as well as being a volunteer on the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) set up the event in response to many older adults feeling concerned about unsolicited calls where the callers attempt to elicit finance details from the recipient of the call.
Ryan Jones said, “It is very important to remember that no genuine bank or financial institution will ask for your finance details over the phone. Guard these details with the utmost of security and never divulge your account or PIN numbers to anyone. If you get a lot of these calls you can take action by registering with the Telephone Preference Service by calling 0845 070 0707”