THE Yorkshire Building Society branch in Bradford is holding an event to provide people with advice on how to recognise and avoid financial scams.

The branch, on Bank Street, will be hosting the session from 10am on Wednesday, February 14, which is open to members of the public and customers.

The session will include advice on how to spot common types of financial scams, including investment, romance, impersonation, and purchase scams.

Participants will also be directed to information and tools to help keep them and their money safe.

Building societies, banks and other financial service providers work to protect their customers from financial crime.

In 2022, almost 61.5p in every £1 of attempted unauthorised fraud was blocked by the industry.

Emily Spencer, assistant branch manager at Yorkshire Building Society in Bradford, said: “Fraud scams can happen to anybody, but older people are often targeted when it comes to financial fraud.

"By hosting our fraud session, we hope to reach as many people as possible in Bradford to raise awareness around this issue.

"We’ll be talking about the common types of fraud and the things you can do to prevent falling victim to fraud and scams.”

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