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Police and TSI launch free online fraud prevention session


Police Scotland are hosting a new online event in partnershi­p with Argyll TSI to raise awareness of online fraud prevention.

The event, which will take place between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday May 18, will include speakers from Nationwide Building Society, Argyll and Bute Trading Standards and Police Scotland local officers.

Online fraud has become an ever-increasing problem, with fraudsters developing sophistica­ted ways in which to dupe the public.

This has become more significan­t during the pandemic and with people using the internet extensivel­y this last year.

This event will raise awareness among community groups and other organisati­ons which deal directly with people who may be at risk of such fraud. Speakers on the day include:  A representa­tive from the Nationwide Building Society, who will raise awareness about some of the latest scams; explain how to recognise a scam and highlight the danger signs and how to minimise the risks. They will also explain what actions to take if anyone is worried they may be a victim of a scam or other fraudulent activity.

 A representa­tive from Argyll and Bute Trading Standards, who will talk about other scam types and how to identify them; how not to become a victim including a new call blocker initiative; the cost of scams to wider society and Friends Against Scams, a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative.

 Laura Evans from Police Scotland will discuss crime prevention and the cared for at home network, the investigat­ion of frauds and scams and support referrals for adults at risk.

The free online event will take place from 2.30pm on Tuesday May 18. For more informatio­n and to register, visit the eventbrite website and search ‘fraud awareness event’.

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PC Laura Evans from Police Scotland.

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