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LAST CHANCE: London 28th November evening event - £300 voucher to be won plus £500 NOW CLOSED
Take Five and Mumsnet have teamed up to find 100 parents to attend an exclusive event where you can not only learn all the best tips and advice on how to protect yourself against financial scams and fraud, but also ‘take five’ out of your (probably) busy life to relax and enjoy some of the special treats - including relaxing massages, makeovers and manicures - we have available to attendees. To attend you’ll ideally have at least one child.
THIS IS NOT A SCAM! ONE PERSON WHO ATTENDS WILL WIN £500!
Here’s what Take Five have to say: “Our research shows that many people do not feel confident that they could identify a fraudulent approach. Therefore the event will aim to empower and inspire parents to feel better prepared to ‘confidently challenge’ fraudsters, and recognise signs of fraud - remembering the mantra – My Money? My Info? I don’t think so.
Over the course of evening, there will be a number of gorgeous treats and delights for attendees to stop and enjoy such as:
- Life (hand) drawing in the classroom space hosted by Art Macabre - Autumn canapes from Humdingers Hoxton (delicious local supplier) - Manicures from Le Salon - Cremant de Limoux from Berry Bros and Rudd plus a selection soft drinks
Speakers at the event will include Mumsnet co-founder Carrie Longton, plus fraud prevention officer, Tony Blake and representatives from Take Five members.
The event will take place on Tuesday 28th November in Shoreditch, London at 6:15-9pm. Travel costs will not be covered, but all attendees will be asked to share their feedback on the event on a thread on Mumsnet and will be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 John Lewis voucher. You may also be able to bring a friend - if you'd like to please just let us know.
Following the event, we would require all attendees to share their feedback on the event on a thread on Mumsnet.
London is the place the highest amount of the population can get to in the shortest time. Capital city innit. Transport infrastructure is designed to get us all there. I am not based in London but it is easier to get to than lots of places closer to me.
I really enjoyed this evening - thank you Mumsnet for arranging it all.
I found it scary that fraudsters can spoof a number so a dodgy text message they send with dangerous links can appear to be from your own bank and even be in a string of real messages from the bank. Will be extra careful from now on!
Lots of useful tips, the main one being to literally take 5 before giving any details. We are often too polite and want to be helpful and feel pushed into giving information but really need to hold back a bit more.