ANTI-FRAUD tips will be offered to people in Ilkley at an event to help stop them becoming victims of crime.

The town’s Yorkshire Building Society branch will host the Take Five over Tea session between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday, February 25. The event is open to members of the public and customers.

Sally Hodgson, fraud manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Fraud scams can happen to anybody but older people are often targeted when it comes to financial fraud and in fact, financial fraud happens every fifteen seconds across the UK. What’s more, two in five people have been personally affected by fraud, or know someone that has.

“By hosting our ‘Take Five over Tea’ session we hope to reach as many people as possible in Ilkley to raise awareness around this issue. We’ll be talking about the common types of fraud and the things you can do to prevent fraud in an informal setting offering friendly advice and a cup of tea.”

Take Five is a national campaign led by UK Finance, and backed by the Government, that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. Visit or