Friends against Scams by Bernadette Merry – Community Banker for Cambridgeshire
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Did you know that you are now more likely to be a victim of fraud and scams than any other type of crime?
How Security Aware Are You?
Be Cautious and Don’t Be Rushed:
Fraudsters are calling customers pretending to be from the bank or from the police. With any suspicious call, hang up and never give out any personal or bank details. If you are unsure, call your bank back on a telephone number that you know and trust, for support and advice.
A genuine organisation won't mind waiting. Listen to your instincts, you know if something doesn't feel right. Stay in control, do not panic and do not make a decision you will later regret.An evening giving you the chance to question our speaker on your Pension options .
Don't assume an email, text message or phone call is authentic. Fraudsters can use intelligent software to 'spoof' the display on your phone so an incoming call or message shows a name and number of the bank or another trusted organisation, when in fact it may be a call from a criminal. Never click website links in text messages or emails.
Check your bank balance regularly and report any suspicious transactions to your bank straight away.
For more support and advice, search online for FriendsAgainstScams to learn more and to become a SCAM champion. You can also help others by encouraging them to complete the Friends Against Scams online learning module.
Remember: report a scam via Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and always contact your bank. You can also seek further help by contacting the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506.