NatWest Bank has highlighted the top five frauds affecting their customers. Nat-West is also supporting an initiative from National Trading Standard called Friends Against Scams one which I also support.

Advice is out there on what to watch out for and how to stay alert whilst remembering to remain cautious and not jump to take up an offer but many still miss the warning signs. The article identifies goods not received as a top fraud as well as bogus holidays. Are we sometimes too caught up in believing we have found a bargain to miss certain signs all may not be as it seems? I have had to take a step back when searching on line for a bargain. 

The Take Five awareness campaign (led by Financial Fraud Action UK Ltd and its members with partners Cifas and City of London Police) asks people to "stop and consider whether the situation is genuine – to stop and think if what you’re being told really makes sense." I think this should become habit in everyday life.