Friday 7 November 2014

Barclays Bank - Fraud Awareness Workshops

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Barclays Bank of Botswana conducts fraud awareness road-shows

As the festive period approaches, Barclays Bank of Botswana is embarking on a campaign to educate the public, customers and critical stakeholders to remain vigilant to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

From Monday 10th November to Thursday 13th November, the bank will conduct a series of workshops on Fraud Awareness under the theme: Act now! Fraud stops with you.

Puseletso Seitei, Regional Fraud Strategy Manager, Barclays Africa Fraud Risk Management, said the aim of the roadshows is to engage stakeholders on pertinent issues of fraud and how they can individually and collectively prevent it from affecting them.

“Fraud continues to be one of the most topical issues in the financial industry, affecting unsuspecting individuals and corporates. This initiative will therefore provide an insight into fraud awareness and prevention strategies and allow for interactive debates to educate the public,” added Puseletso.

Bruno Schiemsky, Head of Forensic Investigations & Whistleblowing for Barclays Africa, said: “Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in the number of fraud cases across Africa and an increase in the threat posed by organised crime groups and syndicates against the financial industry. Based on the feedback received from our customers, colleagues and the industry, Barclays took the initiative to provide fraud awareness to our customers. We are also engaging with industry stakeholders and partners, which includes the Law Enforcement agencies, to provide them with insights into the latest crime trends affecting the financial industry in Africa.”

Barclays Bank remains committed to the highest service levels and professional excellence which form part of our core values, as we affirm our vision to become the ‘Go To’ bank in Africa.

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