Fraud awareness event in South Shields

30 Aug 2016 16:00 PM

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Police are set to host a community event in South Shields to help people protect themselves against fraudsters.

Staff from Northumbria Police's Crime Prevention Team will be at the Barclays branch in Prince Edward Road tomorrow to offer advice on how to avoid falling victim to fraud and scams.

Officers will be available for advice on a host of issues including banking fraud and scams, spotting fake emails, buying safely online, rogue traders and postal fraud.

They will also discuss doorstep crime prevention including courier fraud, distraction burglary and cold calling.

Local Acting Inspector Steve Prested said: "This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about how to stop themselves becoming victims of crime.

"It only takes a few simple steps to stay safe both online and in your home to prevent fraudsters from accessing your finances or personal information.

"Throughout the morning we will have a crime prevention adviser on hand to answer any questions you might have about fraud, cold calling, online scams and burglary.

"If anyone does think money has gone missing from their account unlawfully they should contact their bank immediately so they can close the account and prevent the risk of any further fraudulent activity."

The event will be at Barclays in Prince Edward Road South Shields tomorrow - Wednesday, August 31 10am until 12pm.


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