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Police in Chiswick have set up 'scam clinics' at the Chiswick High Road of Nat West bank, to help people who need advice about the many bank and online scams which have targeted residents.

Sgt Dave Turtle said at least six local people who had been caught out by 'scams' had visited his first clinic last week. He said it was believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and the local police hoped to hold a ninety minute session every week.

Several local people have been targeted by scams, either by the Lebanese Loop at ATMS ( false devices attacked to the machine) or by people phoning them at home and pursuading them to give out confidential bank details.

He said the purpose of the 'clinic' was to give people the most up to date information about these scams, which constantly change their tactics, or to help direct people who have become victims, to get police help from the relevant departments who specialise in investigating these matters.

The clinic would also give out general security advice, he said.

October 31, 2014