Your bank or building society will never ask you to share your bank details or security details, or tell you to move your money to a ‘safe account’ so don’t click on any texts or emails that you get asking you to. Genuine banking, law enforcement, or other Government institutions such as HMRC will never text or email you to ask you for money for mortgage arrears, or to click on links to help you with payment holidays or tax rebates. A genuine health institution will never ask you to pay for healthcare advice, statistics and information about the Coronavirus.
Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you’ll let your guard down for just a moment.
There are many ways to help protect yourself from fraud. Stay one step ahead of fraudsters.
Know how to spot some of the most common frauds.