Yorkshire Building Society Fraud Awareness Day

Colleagues at the Yorkshire Building Society branch in Blackburn are holding an event providing people with hints and tips on how not to become victims of financial fraud. 

The branch, on King William Street, will be hosting the session from 09.30am to 2.30pm on Wednesday 29th June, which is open to members of the public and customers. 

Building Societies, banks and other financial service providers work hard to protect their customers – Almost £7 in every £10 of attempted unauthorised fraud was blocked by the industry in 2020. Unauthorised fraud also fell by five per cent to £783.80, with the financial services industry stopping £1.6 billion of losses. 

Clare Baron, branch manager at Yorkshire Building Society in Blackburn, said: “Fraud scams can happen to anybody, but older people are often targeted when it comes to financial fraud. By hosting our fraud session, we hope to reach as many people as possible in Blackburn to raise awareness around this issue. We’ll be talking about the common types of fraud and the things you can do to prevent falling victim to fraud and scams.” 

Yorkshire Building Society is part of the Take Five national campaign led by UK Finance, and backed by the Government, that offers straightforward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. 

For more information on protecting yourself from fraud please visit: 

http://www.ybs.co.uk/security or http://www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

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