Take Five – To Stop Fraud

Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you’ll let your guard down for just a moment. Stop and think. It could protect you and your money.


Take a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information. It could keep you safe.


Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

If you are unsure if a call is from your bank hang up and dial 159 to speak directly to your bank.


Contact your bank or building society immediately if you think you’ve been scammed and report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk or on 0330 123 2040.

How we are helping

As part of our ongoing efforts to help you stay protected we are running regular Take Five drop in sessions.

On the following dates in our Market Harborough branch between 11.00am – 2.00pm our friendly team will be available to talk to you about how you can take steps to stay safe. As a society we have your safety and security as a top priority.

  • Monday 8 July
  • Monday 12 August
  • Monday 9 September 
  • Monday 14 October
  • Monday 11 November 


Our branch address, contact and opening times are available here. 

For details of how to stay protected please visit the Take Five website. 

The Metropolitan (Met) Police for has issued some guidance around financial security which you can Click here below to view.