Borderers making a stand against scamming

Staff at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Kelso branch held their first scam awareness session with Gavin Davies from Trading Standards and information from Police Scotland.RBS is a founding partner of the Friends Against Scams programme, together with Trading Standards. Its aim is to reduce the number of people falling victim to criminal scams.During the session, members of the public were given the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and take away information.Amanda Baitup, RBS community banker for the Borders, said: “Scams are the fastest-growing crime in the UK and can impact any one of us. More than 47% of the population aged over 65 has been targeted by a scammer. However, younger people are now falling victim to scammers, it’s so important to understand how they operate in order to protect ourselves friends and family.”To learn more about keeping yourself, friends and family safe from scamming, call at the bank’s Galashiels branch on Monday, February 3, between 10am-2pm when experts from Police Scotland and Trading Standards will be available.z Pictured are Sue Flint (Kelso branch manager), Keith Crombie (cyber crime specialist) and Amanda Baitup.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 7:00 am
Staff at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Kelso branch held their first scam awareness session. RBS is a founding partner of the Friends Against Scams programme, together with Trading Standards. Pictured are Sue Flint (Kelso branch manager), Keith Crombie (cyber crime specialist) and Amanda Baitup (RBS community banker for the Borders)

RBS is a founding partner of the Friends Against Scams programme, together with Trading Standards. Its aim is to reduce the number of people falling victim to criminal scams.

During the session, members of the public were given the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and take away information.

Amanda Baitup, RBS community banker for the Borders, said: “Scams are the fastest-growing crime in the UK and can impact any one of us. More than 47% of the population aged over 65 has been targeted by a scammer. However, younger people are now falling victim to scammers, it’s so important to understand how they operate in order to protect ourselves friends and family.”

To learn more about keeping yourself, friends and family safe from scamming, call at the bank’s Galashiels branch on Monday, February 3, between 10am-2pm when experts from Police Scotland and Trading Standards will be available.

z Pictured are Sue Flint (Kelso branch manager), Keith Crombie (cyber crime specialist) and Amanda Baitup.