Craig Williams & Russell George, MP & MS for Montgomeryshire, will next week be hosting a ‘Fraud Awareness Drop-In Session’ in conjunction with HSBC.
The event will be taking place on Friday 27th October between 10:30am-12:30pm, at St Mary’s Church House, Church Street, Welshpool, SY21 7DP. It will bring together a range of organisations that will offer support and advice on fraud awareness, and who will be able to help with any queries which residents have. Entry to the event is free and all are welcome to attend.
High street banks HSBC, Barclays and NatWest will be present on the day, as well as other organisations including:
- Celtic Credit Union
- Citizens Advice Powys
- The Police Regional Crime Prevent and Protect Team – based in South Wales, they will be on hand to offer advice in preventing individuals from becoming a victim of fraud.
- The Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit – a government funded specialist Trading Standards team that covers the whole of Wales. They investigate and prosecute illegal/unlicensed money lenders and provide support to their victims.
- Experian gathers, analyses and processes data to help individuals take financial control and access financial services. They also work with organisations in preventing identity fraud and crime.
- Cash Access UK, who will be bringing a new Banking Hub to Welshpool imminently. They work with major banks and building societies to ensure access to cash is available within rural communities.
Craig Williams MP said:
“In light of ever-increasing incidences of fraud on a global basis, I am conscious of the extremely worrying effect this has on my constituents across Montgomeryshire. Cybersecurity, scams, money laundering, improper payments, identity theft – there’s much to think about and be aware of for individuals, businesses and organisations.
“Russell and I, in conjunction with HSBC, are therefore very pleased to be jointly hosting this event, which will bring together a range of organisations that can offer support and advice on fraud awareness.”
Russell George MS said:
“With incidents of fraud becoming significantly more sophisticated and frequent over recent years, it is great to be able to host this drop-in session with a wide range of organisations, who will be able to offer key advice and assistance to all residents across Montgomeryshire.”