Be Black Friday Savvy

This Black Friday you might find the deal of a lifetime, but beware, you could be tricked into giving your money or bank details to criminals. Remember to #ShopSavvy and always #TakeFive.

Be Black Friday Savvy2020 will see more people than ever shopping online on Black Friday due to Covid-19 restrictions. As convenient and necessary as this may be, how do you spot a real bargain from a payment fraud scam?

Criminals have cleverly adjusted their tactics to reach unsuspecting consumers. They are sophisticated at using social media and auction sites to attract a larger pool of potential victims. Crucially, they know how to imitate high profile brands so that they appear legitimate and secure.

We’re here to provide you with straight-forward and practical advice to help keep you safe online. Remember to #ShopSavvy this Black Friday and always #TakeFive – Stop, Challenge, Protect.

Fraud and scams are preventable, and you can find out more about how to avoid Purchase Scams here.

Stop

Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.


Challenge

Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.


Protect

Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.