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SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Banks Around The World Are Making An Effort To Stop Scam Money Transfers
Bank staff save dozens of elderly Brighton and Hove customers from fraudsters.
While This Is A Story From The U.K. It Represents A Far Greater Trend Worldwide Of Banks Telling Their Customer “No”
Bank staff have saved dozens of people in Brighton and Hove – mostly elderly – from becoming the victims of fraud.
Staff in local branches called the police 59 times last year, averting suspicious withdrawals and potentially saving vulnerable customers hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Sussex Police said: “A rapid response scheme by banks and local police prevented 353 potential victims in Sussex from being defrauded out of £2 million in 2018, new figures have revealed.
“The Banking Protocol trains bank staff to spot when someone is about to fall victim to a scam and try to prevent them from withdrawing cash to give to a fraudster, after which they can request an immediate police response to the branch.
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