Police and NatWest warn against fraud

PUBLISHED: 16:08 09 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:08 09 October 2014


The scheme has helped warn the public against the different types of financial fraud they might encounter

Police joined forces with Natwest bank to raise awareness of financial crime, and how the public can protect themselves against fraud this week.

The scheme, which took place this week, has seen members of the public given advice on fraud and handed copies of the Met Police’s ‘Little Book of Big Scams booklet’. The booklet highlights the different types of scam, and helps people prevent themselves against from falling victim to this type of crime.

Natwest, which held the scheme in its branch in Bexleyheath, says that all of its staff are specially trained to support customers who have been, or think they have been a victim of fraud.

Steve Robinson, Branch Manager of NatWest Bexleyheath Branch said: “At NatWest, we’re committed to helping our customers protect themselves from fraud and we think prevention through education is key.

“We’re delighted to join forces with the Metropolitan Police to promote the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’, to show our customers that we’re both here to help our customers not only if they fall victim, but to prevent it from happening.

“It’s impossible to prevent every type of fraud occurring, but we’re working closer with the Police than ever before to raise awareness among our customers to help them identify the warning signs.”

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