School for Scammers 21st January 2015

HASWA members took part in an interactive Arc Theatre performance School for Scammers funded by Havering Safer Neighbourhood Board. Arc’s one hour interactive Forum Theatre and multimedia performance programme used an engaging, participative drama and a specially devised quiz to test knowledge and assess learning. The performance highlighted how scamming can take a multitude of formssuch as: from the identity fraud through your letterbox, the get rich-quick swindle in your email, the courier con on your telephone, or the roofing repair trick at your door. Scammers make their living by building your confidence in them and deceiving you out of your money or possessions by increasingly creative methods – using the latest technology, loopholes, or just plain lies. Everyone is at risk, not just the elderly or vulnerable.  Everybody found this performance very informative and useful.