Tom Brake MP teams up with Barclays on Digital Safety in Wallington

The Barclays branch in Wallington held a safety awareness event recently where customers were able to learn how to protect themselves from fraud and to stay safe online.

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The event was part of a digital safety drive that Barclays launched to encourage people to consider their own digital vulnerability and improve their fraud awareness.

David Whitehead, Manager at the Barclays Wallington branch said:

“Helping customers and local residents get online is something we’re really keen to support through our Digital Eagles, however, we also want to make sure they do this safely.

This event provided an opportunity for people to talk to Sutton Trading standards and the Metropolitan Police about what scams are taking place locally and also to get some tips on safe banking and staying safe online.”

Tom Brake, the MP for Carshalton and Wallington, attended the digital safety session at the branch and spoke to the delegates, he said:

‘‘It is vitally important that people stay up to date on the latest frauds and scams, it’s an increasing problem and Barclays should be applauded for the work they are doing to protect their customers”.

Across the UK, digital familiarity may be fuelling online complacency and residents of all ages are regularly falling victim to online scams, fraud and cyber threats with many adults unable to protect data, devices, accounts and spot digital threats.

David continues:

“We hope this event helped to raise awareness of the different kinds of frauds and scams in existence and we are encouraging everyone, even the most confident of digital users, to take our test and learn how they can stay safe in our digital age.”

To check their digital safety, people can take the quiz at the Barclays Digital Safety Hub www.barclays.co.uk/security or simply search for “Barclays Digital Safety”.

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