James partners with Barclays for digital fraud event

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has teamed up with Barlcays Bank for a Digital Fraud Event on the 23rd November. 

James and Barclays are inviting all residents to join them at the Barclays Bank along Southend High Street from 10 am until 12 noon on the 23rd November. 

During the event Barclays Digital Eagles will put on a number of sessions in order to prevent residents from being a victim on digital fraud. 

James Duddridge said, 

"Digital fraud is becoming ever more common and unfortunately it is the most vulnerable in our society who fall victim." 

"I would never want to see any mother, or father of Southend to be a victim of this crime which is why I am pleased that Barclays have put on these sessions to help people protect themselves."

Thomas Baxter, Digital Eagle at Barclays Southend branch, comments: 

“Fraudsters can try to trick people in many different ways, at a cash machine, by email, text, phone or on-line often posing as somebody from a trusted organisation. Barclays Fraud Awareness and Digital Safety event can help people to understand the range of scams in existence and also provide advice and guidance on creating passwords, digital banking, paying bills, shopping and Skyping friends and family”.