Anti-fraud day at Hunstanton bank

Picture from left: Daphne Edridge, Carol and Fergus McLellan, Nicola Biggs, Jackie Merralls, Richard Bird, Beatrice Powis and Stephen Maunder. MLNF15EB09705 ANL-150923-113019001
Picture from left: Daphne Edridge, Carol and Fergus McLellan, Nicola Biggs, Jackie Merralls, Richard Bird, Beatrice Powis and Stephen Maunder. MLNF15EB09705 ANL-150923-113019001
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On Thursday, Barclays Bank invited residents to their awareness event organised by Jackie Merralls at the branch in Hunstanton. She said: “A lot of people are moving to internet banking and whilst security is ever-increasing, we thought the event would help people spot the signs of fraud and know what to do if they felt they were being attacked in this way.”

In addition to advice about credit card and banking fraud, Norfolk Trading Standards and Norfolk Police attended to give advice about a range of issues including doorstep crime, cold calling and telephone frauds.

Pictured from left, Daphne Edridge, Carol and Fergus McLellan, Nicola Biggs, Jackie Merralls, Richard Bird, Beatrice Powis and Stephen Maunder. MLNF15EB09705

PCSO Nicola Biggs said: “This has been a very busy day with lots of people talking about telephone scams, especially the recent West Norfolk Council Tax scam, and also doorstep crime, and we have been able to give advice about these issues.”

Stephen Maunder, Community Protection Officer from Trading Standards was offering advice on cold callers and telling visitors about the Trusted Trader Scheme.

Operational Banker Amanda Back said: “If the event today protects just one person from losing their money then it will have been worthwhile.”