#TakeFive against fraudsters

20 Sep 2016 09:00 AM

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Northumbria Police is supporting a national campaign to ask people to #takefive.

The campaign which has been launched today by Financial Fraud Action UK together with Cifas and City of London Police is to help raise awareness of fraud and encouraging people to take five minutes to consider whether the situation is genuine. This may be someone asking them to transfer money over the phone or via emails but any legitimate person will not mind waiting while you consider your actions.

Northumbria Police is urging people to take part and help spread the word to others.

Please read some of the excellent advice provided by Financial Fraud Action UK and contact us should you have any concerns about fraud.

Advice from Take Five

Watch video of people's experiences of fraud

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