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Take Five To Stop Fraud and Scams

Take Five To Stop Fraud and Scams

Take Five To Stop Fraud is a national campaign from Financial Fraud Action UK and the UK Government, backed by the banking industry coming together to tackle fraud.

Stop and think

Requests to move money: A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by

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 in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

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Fraud types:
Mobile and Telephone fraud Sometimes known as ‘vishing’
Smishing & Text Message Fraud
Sim Swap
Social Media
Phishing or email fraud
Investment Fraud
ATM Fraud Information on cash machine fraud
Doorstep Scams
Postal Scams
Romance Scams