Communities Against Exploitation: Keeping Your Business Safe from Financial Exploitation & Fraud – Wednesday December 4th 2019 – Bexhill

This FREE event is aimed at the business community and forms part of a larger campaign East Sussex County Council have been running that aims to increase awareness about the different types of exploitation present in our communities.

This campaign is in collaboration with Stop the Traffik and Rother Voluntary Action.

Focus is on small to medium sized businesses and covers different aspects of financial exploitation, cyber methods used to target and defraud businesses/organisations and an awareness of the use of modern slavery in business  – overall it aims to help businesses keep safe and identify these issues early on and who and where to report them to.

What will be covered:

  • Raising awareness of how financial exploitation and fraud can impact on your business what it can look like and how to spot it
  • Tactics and current methods used by organised crime groups against businessesexamples of common methods and the types of tactics currently being used
  • How you can better protect your business and improve identifying scams and fraudtools, protection available and practical solutions
  • The use of Modern Slavery in business and manufacturing  – what this can look like – good employment practice ,looking at your own business footprint and supply chain (goods and people)

Presenters delivering the session:

  • Ian Williams – the intelligence and enforcement manager for Hastings Direct (fraud department)
  • Claire Lands – Natwest Community Banker
  • Haydn Cornish Jenkins – Stop the Traffik Charity
  • Sussex Police Economic Crime Team

The event is free to attend and will include a light lunch – charities, local organisations and businesses are invited to attend and to register if they wish to attend the event

When: Wednesday 4th December 2019
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: The Waterfront, 2 Marine Court, Bexhill TN40 1BN

To Book: Please contact Lucy Spencer on lucy.spencer@eastsussex.gov.uk (Quoting CAE)

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