HOW TO AVOID IT HAPPENING TO YOU
Keep a close eye on your bank account to check if your membership’s been paid for. The club should be able to advise you of its account name if it isn’t printed if it isn’t printed in its magazine or newsletter.
Hold onto club correspondence and make a note of your membership details – you might need them to prove you’ve paid up if anything happens. If in doubt, check with the club’s membership secretary.
And a general warning: never respond to unsolicited emails, letters, text messages or phone calls asking for your personal and banking details, no matter how genuine or ‘urgent’ they may seem.