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Helping people fight fraud this Christmas

We’ve created ‘All Mod Cons’ – the board game, to help educate the nation on the top modern scams.

We’ve launched ‘All Mod Cons’ – a unique family friendly board game which aims to smash conversational taboos around family finances and educate the British public about modern scams.

 

We’ve launched the game with a new Christmas-ad style video starring Jeff Brazier and his son Freddie. The Braziers arrive to bring the festive spirit to a bored family and introduce the game, before events take a dark turn, as the realities of falling victim to fraud takes its toll on the players.

 

The ad-style video pays homage to both the classic seasonal boardgame adverts of the 1990s and the stark public service announcements of the same period.

 

You can watch the video below. 

The board game, which will be available to play in select NatWest branches from 1st December, was created by a team of game developers in partnership with the Bank’s fraud team, following research which revealed that 67% of British adults would like to learn more about how scammers operate and the different type of scams to help avoid falling victim.

 

Our research reveals that 13% of British adults have lost money to scams in the past 12 months and seven in ten of us are targeted by scams, on average, three times a week.

 

All Mod Cons is a game for 4-6 people where players make their way around the board with the aim of holding onto their money whilst avoiding the scams they encounter along the way. The game draws on NatWest data and aims to encourage family discussions and equip players with crucial information on how to detect, avoid and report different kinds of scams in real life.   

Where to play the game

NatWest

  • Angel, Islington
  • Brighton Churchill Square
  • Bristol
  • Milton Keynes
  • Cambridge
  • Preston
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sheffield City Centre
  • Basildon
  • Stratford City, Westfield

 

Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Glasgow City
  • Livingston

 

Ulster NI

  • Belfast City

Speaking about the launch of the game, our Fraud Expert Stuart Skinner said: “The festive season is a time to spend with family having fun, but the fun can quickly end if one of you is hit by a scam. Our ‘All Mod Cons’ campaign has been created to help increase knowledge of scams by getting people talking and learning about them, which is a major step in combatting them.”

 

He continued, “Of course it’s concerning to see the modern developments from scammers to con people out of their money – however, your bank is continually working to stay on top of latest developments and keep you safe. At NatWest we always encourage customers to get in touch directly if they have any concerns.”

 

For help and advice about fraud and scams, visit: www.natwest.com/fraud-and-security.html

All Mod Cons media release

Learn more about the All Mod Cons game and our fraud research 

All research from two studies of 2,000 Brits by OnePoll commissioned on behalf of NatWest in September  & October 2023.

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