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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Banking Scam

This warning was recently issued by NatWest. Banking customers should be alert to current scams which could result in your financial loss. A common scam involves an overpayment on the pretext of an error by a prospective client. This is commonly followed by a request, usually by email, for the overpayment to be returned electronically. This is just an example and scams can take a variety of forms.
You can protect your business by being vigilant at all times. Remember, if something appears too good to be true then it usually is. Always undertake appropriate checks to ensure you know who you are dealing with, and do not release goods or funds unless you can be certain that any payments to you cannot be returned unpaid. Do not issue refunds on cheques until at least 7 working days have elapsed. Fraudsters can be persuasive, so be particularly alert when pressured to release goods or funds before you are able to undertake essential checks. 

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