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BANK TRANSFER SCAMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 390: tabled on 12 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House regrets the rising prevalence of bank transfer scams; recognises the devastating effect of banking fraud on hundreds of ordinary people across the country who are often tricked into losing their entire life savings; notes a recent survey carried out by consumer group Which? which found that of the 650 respondents, £5.5 million was lost through scams, and very few people got their money back; believes that banks have a duty to help their customers get their money back when people get scammed; and calls for heavy penalties to be imposed on banks that do not help scam victims to get their money back.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.