30/11/2018

Cyber and Fraud Prevention Pop Up Shop

Cleveland Police’s Economic Crime Unit is teaming with Barclay’s bank next Monday 3rd December to provide cyber and fraud prevention advice to members of the public.

Cleveland Police’s Economic Crime Unit is teaming with Barclay’s bank next Monday 3rd December to provide cyber and fraud prevention advice to members of the public.

The event will take place at Barclays on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough and officers and staff from both organisations will be in attendance to offer advice and hand out leaflets and freebies which have been donated by Barclays.

Detective Sergeant Andy King said: “It is so easy to become a victim of cyber and fraud scams with the technology used today which is why this pop up shop is an excellent way to highlight what people should be looking out for to prevent it from happening to them.

“I would like to personally thank everyone for volunteering to help with this event. It will send a clear message to the fraudsters that we will do what we can to prevent people from being targeted in our communities and bring those to justice who commit these types of crimes.”

Barclay’s Assistant Branch Manager Katy Dickenson added:  “This event will give Barclays and Cleveland Police the opportunity to raise awareness of scams during the festive period and will allow us to support previous fraud victims and prevent future victims.

“Barclays do our utmost to protect our customers and we are looking forward to collaborating with Cleveland Police and meeting everyone at next week’s event.”

Don’t get conned this Christmas: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/campaign/dont-get-conned-this-christmas