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Lecture: Recognising fraud attempts and acting correctly

On Thursday, 30 November, the city of Bocholt invites you to a lecture by police chief inspector Klaus Vogel in the event hall of the Stadtsparkasse Bocholt (Neutorplatz).

Grandson scams, shock calls or "fake police officers" - there is a wide range of scams that con artists use to try and defraud older people in particular of their money.

On Thursday, 30 November, Chief Detective Inspector Klaus Vogel will explain the scams at Stadtsparkasse Bocholt and give useful tips on how those affected should act in such situations.

According to the NRW State Office of Criminal Investigation, senior citizens are no more likely to fall victim to criminal offences than people in other age groups. Unfortunately, however, some perpetrators and groups of perpetrators have specialised in targeting older people and robbing them of their possessions through doorstep scams, theft from flats, pickpocketing, purse snatching and robbery.

In his presentation, Klaus Vogel will cover a wide range of scams, most of which target senior citizens.

  • Scams at the front door
  • Trickery on the telephone
  • Grandchild trick
  • Fake police officer
  • Shock call
  • WhatsApp scam
  • Pickpocketing

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to ask further questions.

About the event

The lecture is a joint event organised by the demography officer and the senior citizens' office of the city of Bocholt and Stadtsparkasse Bocholt. The event is free of charge and registration is not required. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Hünting-Deckers on 02871/953-2236 or by email at annette.huenting-deckers(at)bocholt(dot)de

Event Details


30. November 2023


14:00 - 15:30 clock


Stadtsparkasse Bocholt

Neutorplatz 1

46395 Bocholt


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