You receive an email from an online retailer you often shop at saying
they’re offering a great deal – you just need to click on a link to claim it.
What do you do?
‘Dear Customer’: An email that doesn’t start with your name should
make you suspicious.
You receive an email from the address of a well-known retailer saying: ‘We’re delighted to offer you 50% of you’re next order.’ How could you tell this might not be from the retailer after all?
You receive a text from someone claiming to be your bank – and it must be true because it’s in a chain of previous messages from your bank… Right?
‘There’s been fraudulent activity detected on your account please call us on 033 0380 0231.’
What would you do?
‘We have detected fraudulent activity on your card. Your account is now frozen until you verify your details. Please log in via this secure link ’. Now what’s wrong with this text…?
If someone calls saying that because of fraud on your account they will send a courier to your house to pick up the affected card, you think…
You’ve been told there’s been fraudulent activity on your account, and you must transfer all the remaining money to a new account suggested by your bank
You get a call from your internet provider about your poor network connection; they need access to your computer to reset it for you.
You like spontaneity and while that can sometimes be a good thing, you also tend to jump into situations before you really consider what you’re getting into.
Remember that the signs of fraud aren’t always immediately obvious, and they might only become clear when you take a moment to stop and look for them.
Our Scam Academy is a great place to learn what you’re looking for!
Well done. You like to be informed about everything, and you’re certainly clued up on the tricks financial fraudsters can use to dupe you, and you know how important it is to take a moment to think before you act.
Unfortunately though, criminals are always updating the way they work, so you need to keep learning too – check out more at our Scam Academy.
You’re happy to take chances in life, and leave most things down to fate. Sometimes, this works out and you get lucky.
Sometimes however – particularly in the case of financial fraud – relying on luck does not pay off. At some point, you will be caught out, so it’s critical you really know how to spot scammers’ tricks, rather than just hope you’ll spot them…
Our Scam Academy is the perfect place to start!