Security & Fraud
Financial abuse can take many forms and can happen to all of us. But you don’t have to deal with it on your own. There’s lots of help and practical support available and we are committed to helping educate our Members to protect them from fraud and scams.
Learning more about the different types of scams could potentially help you to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. We take our responsibility seriously and host scam awareness workshops for both Members and colleagues. The following documents provide useful information about what to look out for. If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud or if you suspect fraudulent activity on your Bath Building Society account, please report it to us immediately.
Reporting crime, including fraud, is important. Your information, however minor, might help others. In England and Wales all fraud should be reported directly to Action Fraud. You can do this online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or report over the telephone: 0300 123 2040.
If you believe the crime is in progress, the suspect is known or can be easily identifiable, or the crime involves a vulnerable victim, you should contact the police directly either by dialling 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency, or visit your local police station. If you have any information on any crime and would prefer not to speak to the police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Crimestoppers is an independent charity.
Looking for more information? Take 5 is a national campaign led by UK Finance, offering straightforward, impartial advice to help us all protect ourselves from preventable financial fraud. And the Little Book of Big Scams – provides a comprehensive guide to fraud prevention, compiled by the Metropolitan police.