Bank warns against dangers of scamming
Help to fight fraud
Rutherglen police have teamed up with a local bank to warn people about the dangers of bank fraud.
Officers visited the Santander branch on Main Street to provide advice and awareness on financial fraud as part of the Take Five campaign.
The initiative urges bank users to stop and consider whether the situation is genuine.
According to the campaign 70 per cent of attempted fraud in the UK was prevented from actually happening but the 30 per cent that did cost the nation £755 million. Advice to bank users includes:
Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password
Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic
Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision Listen to your instincts Stay in control.
The campaign also offers a range of advice on issues such as phone scams, known as “vishing”, text scams or “smishing”, email scams or “phising” and on-line fraud.
Bank fraud can also include ATM machine scams.
In April last year the Santander branch was one of three cash machines in Rutherglen apparently fitted with a cardreading device.
The manager of Santander Rutherglen said: “We’re proud to take part in this important initiative to help the fight against financial fraud. Scams can come in many forms and falling victim can have devastating consequences.
“It is therefore so important that people make sure they’re aware of the different types of scams and know how to stay safe.
“We encourage everyone to visit their local branch and spread the Take Five message – to pause and think before they respond to any financial requests or share any personal or financial details.”
Warning PC Laura Taylor with workers at the Santander branch in Rutherglen Main Street They teamed up to warn about the dangers of bank fraud