With an estimated 1.8 million cases of fraud reported last year (FFA UK 2016 data) and UK fraud losses of £768 million (FFA UK 2016 data, fraud can be hugely damaging to victims. Proceeds from fraud can fund organised criminal activity and have the potential to undermine UK domestic security.
Take Five To Stop Fraud is a national campaign funded by Financial Fraud Action UK and the UK Government. It offers advice to help consumers protect themselves from financial fraud, by raising awareness of common scams and giving advice on how to confidently challenge them. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.
Criminals are increasingly using sophisticated scams that can catch out even savvy consumers. Yet, there are ways to confidently protect yourself from fraud, which starts with taking five seconds and remembering a simple message: ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so!’
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Requests to move money: A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you asking for your PIN, full password or to move money to a safe account. Don’t give out personal or financial details.
Clicking on links/files: Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
Personal information: Always question uninvited approaches and never give out personal or financial details, in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
We hope the Stop Fraud messages on this page are useful to you.
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