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Thursday 20 June 2019

Active retirement group hears presentation on fraud

Guest speaker Andra Poole, Ulster Bank Sydney O’Reilly, Frances Shaffrey, Ann Ward and guest speaker, Denise Cusack, Ulster Bank
Guest speaker Andra Poole, Ulster Bank Sydney O’Reilly, Frances Shaffrey, Ann Ward and guest speaker, Denise Cusack, Ulster Bank
Kathleen O’Connell-Mass and Anne Lynch

Gorey Active Retirement welcomed staff and managemnet from Ulster Bank to a general meeting, which included an open and frank discussion on the general threat of fraud to the public and how older people can be mindful and aware to help control their risks.

'It gave us an awareness about how to avoid being scammed and it was about all different kinds of fraud that people can use to take your money,' said John Brophy of Gorey Active Retirement.

John explained that the meeting was generally interesting to everyone who came along not just members of Gorey Active Retirement, and that those in attendance heard a presentation on the issue and were invited to take part in a question time, which most people did.

'The committee wish to thank the staff at Ulster Bank for their presentation of friends of fraud information and coming along to our general meeting,' said John.

Ulster Bank advises that people be on their guard for any attempts to trick you into revealing your personal information by fraudsters impersonating banks.

'Treat unexpected phone calls and emails with caution and don't click on links or attachments. We would never ask you to reveal your full PIN and password,' the bank advises.

Gorey Guardian

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