Hunstanton’s bank’s fraud advice day

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Hunstanton’s Barclays holds a Fraud Awareness event next Thursday from 10am-1pm.

As well as raising awareness at the event in the branch at 42 High Street , Barclays’ staff, Norfolk PCSO, Nicola Biggs and Stephen Maunder, Trading Standards, will advise about safe banking and measures to avoid being a victim.

PCSO, Nicola Biggs, 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.

“Not only is this an ideal chance for people to take advice on board first hand, they can also then go back to their relatives, friends and neighbours armed with the latest information and help them become fraud aware too.”

Miranda Jeavons, branch manager, said: “The Fraud Awareness event we held last September was well attended and given the number of requests we have received to run it again, we thought it would be a good opportunity to make people aware of the importance of keeping vigilant and understanding the range of scams that are in existence.

“We work closely with both the police and trading standards and our branch colleagues 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.”