Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay has asked the elderly to be “to play a greater degree cautious” as thieves are focusing on senior citizens.Speaking at Monday’s Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) held at the Phoenix Central Complex in St Andrew, the leader of the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) communicated profound worry about expanding assaults on Jamaica’s elderly.
Miss Lindsay additionally cautioned that there were individuals acting like agents of service organizations, so it was imperative to check their ID cards.
She noted too that the issue of forlorn seniors was intensified in light of the fact that many were reluctant to wander out, denying them of the social association that is viewed as essential for their prosperity.
As per Lindsay, data fraud is a developing issue, so she encouraged seniors to guarantee that records of money related exchanges are secured as the data on receipts can be utilized to submit misrepresentation. She helped individuals to remember CCRP that they may get calls requesting saving money and charge card data, and that no bank would ask for this on the telephone.
“No should be well mannered — say ‘no’,” she encouraged. “For this situation, to be discourteous is to be astute!”
She reminded the CCRP individuals to check their bank articulations precisely and promptly report any abnormal action, suggesting this be done in writing to have a record of these inquiries. The administrator said any doubt of misrepresentation ought to be accounted for to the police.