Christmas Tip #5 - Watch out for social media scams. These will advertise incredible deals, with links that encourage you to give out your details and financial information. To keep safe, don't click on links that look at all suspicious! pic.twitter.com/qCWUMgr4Xe
Watch out for Christmas fraudsters! Often scammers will use an email offering you an irresistible deal, only for the link to lead to a fake site where they ask for your personal details. Make sure you always go to the shop's official website rather than clicking on email links! pic.twitter.com/ICfrQ6414L
Christmas Tip #4 - Be alert to e-voucher scams. These will often contain a link to a fake site that will ask you for your details. Look out for poor grammar and misspelt addresses, and if in doubt, contact the shop itself. pic.twitter.com/NjtYLutWDj
Christmas Tip #3 - Watch out for fake delivery emails! With so many packages coming around Christmas, scammers may send out bogus links in emails seeming to be from legitimate delivery companies. Always track your packages through the company's website! pic.twitter.com/IELo1PCWhQ
If you find free public WiFi where you were not expecting it, be careful! Criminals can set up fake hotspots to capture your details. Avoid doing any banking or shopping on public WiFi, you are at more risk of having your details stolen. #tech #CyberSecurity #fraud pic.twitter.com/8m8e5uEhZR
Feeling charitable at Christmas? Don’t let a fraudster take advantage of your generosity – if you want to give to a good cause, go through the charity's official website. More on cyber scams: met.police.uk/globalassets/d… pic.twitter.com/tL7fJbMAt0
Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. Led by Financial Fraud Action UK (part of UK Finance) and backed by Her Majesty’s Government, it is being delivered with and through a range of partners in the UK payments industry, financial services firms, law enforcement agencies, telecommunication providers, commercial, public and third sector organisations.
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