Police are to speak to members of the public about how to protect themselves from fraud at an event today.
The Fraud Day of Action will be taking place at Clydesdale Bank, 1 Queen’s Cross in Aberdeen between 10am and 2pm. Specialist fraud officers will be available to give information and advice about all types of fraud including telephone and online fraud.
Community officers will also be available to speak to other main banks in the Queen’s Cross area.
Inspector David Cowie said: “Last month a small number of victims in the north-east were scammed out of a total of £1.2 million due to ‘vishing’ fraud where fraudsters typically pretend to be phoning from a bank and urge victim’s to move substantial amounts of money into other accounts.
“Officers will be in the Queen’s Road area today between 10am and 2pm where they will be able to give practical advice and help, face to face, to anyone concerned about becoming the victim of fraud.
“The Action Day on 18 June will provide another opportunity to raise awareness about fraud and financial crime and help to ensure that less people are affected by this type of crime, which can have financially devastating consequences.”