Financial fraud is a ravaging epidemic, growing at a faster rate than knife crime’ – Telegraph, 8th February 2020
It seems that never a day goes by without a report in the newspapers, on social media or on television, of yet another financial scam. Sadly, it is becoming necessary to be suspicious of unsolicited emails, phone calls and people at the door, and it seems as if criminals will stop at nothing to separate us from our cash.
Friends against Scams (www.friendsagainstscams.co.uk) is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which has been created to tackle people’s lack of awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about them and pass the message on to others about scams prevention and protection. It aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to take a stand against them.
On Thursday 5th March 2020, at 10.30 am in Christ Church, local Natwest Community Banker Natalie White will present a talk based on the Friends against Scams initiative. She will talk about how scams can affect anyone, even the younger generation, the different types in existence and how we can protect ourselves against them, with 5 important top tips.