Tips on how to protect yourself from scams are to be offered at an event being organised by the Nat West Bank in Uckfield next week.
There have been about 30 scams in the area over the past few weeks and bank manager Chris Edgeler said they wanted to make as many people as possible aware of what can happen, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.
PCSO Hannah Parks has been invited to the branch to run through queries and concerns. Also there will be representatives of Trading Standards who will share information about bogus workers.
Mr Edgeler said the event would take place on Wednesday, March 25, from 9.30am to noon. All are welcome to attend whether customers at the bank or not.
Mr Edgeler said about five of the bank’s own customers had been targeted in one particular scam – where they received a phone call purportedly from the police saying that money from their accounts had been fraudulently handed over in London – but fortunately had not been taken in.
Uckfield News has previously reported police warnings about this particular scam and one case where a 78-year-old woman was saved from losing all her savings when her bank, Barclays, stepped in.
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