And finally… taking it on board
A new board game aimed at raising awareness about common financial scams will soon be available to play in RBS branches in Glasgow and Livingston.
The ‘All Mod Cons’ game developed by RBS owner NatWest Group is described as a “unique family-friendly board game which aims to smash conversational taboos around family finances and educate the British public about modern scams”.
The game, which will be available to play in selected NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank branches from 1 December, was launched with a Christmas ad-style video starring TV presenter Jeff Brazier and his son Freddie.
The video advert pays homage to both the classic seasonal boardgame adverts of the 1990s and the stark public service announcements of the same period.
All Mod Cons is a game for 4-6 players who 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.
NatWest 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.”