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Alert message sent 29/03/2019 10:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

The following information was recently circulated by Police Scotland

Have you received a NatWest Bank card in the post recently but didn't open a NatWest account?

Recently we have had numerous reports of people receiving new debit cards from NatWest, despite not being customers. After querying it with the bank it appears fraudsters are setting up a new bank account in their name.

Fraudsters can use these new accounts (set up in your name) as mull accounts and transfer money, often gained through fraud, in and out.

If you get a new card in the post, don't assume it's an error, always follow up with the issuing bank.

To find out more information on how to protect yourself against identity theft, fraud and scams please click the following link -

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Varrie McDevitt (NHWN, Admin Assistant, NW Scotland)

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