Friends Against Scams

Newport and District Civic Society will be holding its second presentation of its membership year on the 30th October, the speaker will be Janine Loxton.

Scams are the fastest growing type of crime in the UK. More than 50% of the population aged over 65 has been targeted by a scammer , yet just 5% of victims report the fact. There are many types of scams, and approaches are continually changing, the four main types are postal, telephone, doorstep and online.

It is just not the over 65’s who are targeted, identity theft now accounts for 56% of fraud ,and the greatest increase of this type of fraud is in the 21 -30 age group. We have seen customers as young as 13 ‘sell’ their bank account details for a small payment, unaware that they will be continually contacted by the criminals behind the scam.

Natwest is proud to be a founding partner of the the ‘Friends against Scams’ programme together with the National Trading Standards. The aim of the programme is simple – to reduce the number of people falling victim to criminal scams. Janine as Natwest’s Community Banker for Shropshire, Wolverhampton, and the Black Country hosts regular events across the community to educate people on being financially fit , living in the digital world, and preventing fraud. She has been a Community Banker since March 2018 and has worked within Natwest Branch Banking for the last 10 years.

We encourage anyone wanting to find more about keeping themselves, community groups, their family and friends safe from fraudsters to come along to the talk. If you want to join the Society, an annual subscription of £10 gives free entry to each speaker meeting.

Everyone is welcome, the presentation will be held on –

Tuesday 30th October 2018, 7.30pm in St. Andrews Church Hall , Church Aston TF10 9JG.
A small charge of £2 is made for non-members to cover hall costs and refreshments.

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