Legendary actor Simon Callow has been roped in by NatWest to learn some real-life Halloween horror tales concerning the risks of fraud.
The 4 Weddings and a Funeral star of narrates three tales rooted in real-life case research of frightful frauds and scary scams:
- Twisted Destiny particulars how pretend cryptocurrency funding choices can swindle people out of their earnings by way of false guarantees
- Romance is Useless is a deceptively alluring romance rip-off which highlights the fashionable dangers of on-line courting.
- The Remaining Demand brings to life the horrors of an bill redirection rip-off, exhibiting how a small enterprise proprietor is focused by a pretend “provider” claiming their particulars have modified and that they require a brand new bill.
NatWest is publishing the tales as a free downloadable PDF as a survey of 2000 adults reveals that three quarters of Brits have been focused by scammers, with a mean of £350.50 stolen per sufferer.
The survey reveals that 85% of Brits are fearful about falling sufferer to a rip-off and half imagine they may do extra to guard themselves from the hazards. As know-how advances and scams grow to be trickier to identify, 60% of Brits declare to have been approached by a rip-off on social media, and three quarters imagine social media giants ought to do extra to cease fraudulent exercise taking place on the platforms.
Says Callow: “It’s horrifying how superior scams have advanced to be. I discover it more and more tough to remain savvy to the hazards, so it’s extra vital than ever that we as a nation proceed to coach ourselves on the brand new varieties of scams rising, in order to not be taken benefit of.”
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