Eight arrests and nearly £530 thousand saved in one year in South Wales in joint scheme
More than half a million pounds in one year has potentially been saved from being defrauded from people’s bank accounts within South Wales – thanks to an initiative between high street banks and police.
“We take fraud extremely seriously, and, through our over-arching Operation Signature, have prioritised supporting vulnerable victims of this type of crime – as well as preventing them becoming victims in the first place.
“Fraudsters may try a variety of means to attempt to dupe their victims into handing over cash – including for unnecessary work on their home, to pay off supposed debts, or even to support an apparent law enforcement operation against something like money laundering.
“I’d urge everyone to be aware of those who may try and defraud them, and to look out for loved ones and share the message with them. Remember that police, banks or other trusted organisations will not ask you to hand over cash, nor ask you to join any sort of undercover investigation – nor try to coerce you into making a payment by saying there is a warrant out for your arrest.”