Think you’re too smart to be scammed? Think again. Most people think they wouldn’t fall for a fraudulent text or email, but criminals are more sophisticated than ever.
If you suspect a text, email or call might be fraudulent, never hesitate to contact a bank, financial service provider or known organisation on a number you trust, such as the one on the back of your payment card or on their official website. Find out more on our Advice page.
A genuine bank will never contact you asking for your PIN or full password.
Always question uninvited approaches and never give out personal or financial details, in case it is a scam.
Always call your bank using a number or email address that you trust.