Event at King’s Lynn bank to focus on scams and rogue traders

Bid to tackle fraudsters.
Bid to tackle fraudsters.

Problems caused by rogue traders and fraudsters are being highlighted during an awareness event at a Lynn town centre bank.

The police are joining forces with Barclays and Trading Standards to make people aware of the different kinds of scams currently in existence.

Vigilance by bank staff is one of the ways of trying to prevent crime, particularly if someone appears to be under duress when taking out large amounts of money, according to Barclays branch manager, Steven Woolner.

He said: “At Barclays we are working closely with the Police and Trading Standards to try to prevent people being caught by rogue traders and fraudsters. Colleagues in our branches continue to be vigilant and will often question customers if they feel they could be under duress when asking to withdraw large sums of money, especially the elderly.”

PCSO Mickey Clark said: “This is a great opportunity for local residents to learn about a number of scams currently operating in the county and take sensible, yet simple, measures to help themselves avoid becoming victims of such crime.”

He said it was a chance for people to take on board information first hand and share with family and friends.

The event on Thursday, November 19, is from 9.30am-noon. All are welcome to attend.