Darlington Building Society has signed up to the Take Five fraud prevention charter, helping to protect its members from fraud.

Darlington Building Society has signed up to the Take Five fraud prevention charter, helping to protect its members from fraud.

Published: 16 December 2021

Darlington Building Society is now a signatory of the Take Five fraud prevention charter, pledging consistent and concerted delivery of the campaign’s fraud prevention messaging to protect its members.

Take Five is a national campaign that offers straightforward and impartial advice to help people protect themselves from preventable financial fraud.

As a signatory, Darlington Building Society will encourage its members to follow the Take Five “Stop, Challenge and Protect” protocol.

Darlington Building Society is the first building society outside of the top five to become Take Five charter signatories.

Andrew Craddock, Darlington Building Society Chief Executive said: “As scammers become more advanced in their methods, fraud is becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to identify or avoid. That is why campaigns like Take Five are so important in the fight against financial crime.

“It was an easy decision for Darlington Building Society to become a charter signatory. The Take Five messaging is clear and consistent. I hope that by sharing the “Stop, Challenge and Protect” protocol far and wide, we will help members protect themselves against fraud.

“Sometimes taking a moment to reflect before parting with money can be all that’s required to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. We want our members to understand that it is okay to challenge, refuse or reject requests for money if they are suspicious. Finally, I urge any member to contact the Society immediately if they suspect they have been defrauded.”

For more information about the Take Five charter, or to learn how to identify and help protect yourself and others from fraud, please visit the Take Five website: Take Five – To Stop Fraud | To Stop Fraud (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk)