Elderly people will learn how to protect themselves against fraudsters who lure their victims into handing over their life savings.

Home Instead Senior Care in Barnet has partnered with scam awareness charity Think Jessica and the Metropolitan Police to launch a series of anti-fraud workshops.

The team will deliver a series of fraud awareness sessions with Detective Chief Inspector Helen Williams of Barnet Police.

They will learn about the common scams targeting the elderly, as well as what to do if they have fallen victim to one.

People will also be given a senior fraud protection kit containing information on the most common scams.

Dale Bevington, organiser of the Barnet workshop, said: "The ‘faceless’ criminals who use email, telephone and post to lure their victims into parting with their life savings, personal banking information and other assets, can prey in particular on the elderly who they see as easy targets for their crimes."

For more information regarding the workshops or the protection kitcall 0208 4467044 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/barnet