POPULAR SCAMS TO LOOK OUT FOR
|I've been asked to transfer money unexpectedly||Who has asked you to transfer money?
Fraudsters may contact you pretending to be from the Bank, the Police or other organisations you trust and ask you to transfer money to another account.
Remember: A bank or genuine organisation will never contact you out of the blue asking you to move your money to keep it safe.
If this sounds familiar, do not make the payment and end contact with the individual immediately.
|I'm making an investment||
Before you make the payment, consider whether this opportunity is genuine.
|I'm paying for a service or making a purchase||Always double check the bank details of the person you’re paying by contacting them on a number you can trust.
Fraudsters can intercept emails and invoices and change payment details. If you send money to a different account than the one you intended it can be very difficult for us to recover it and you may lose your money.
When buying goods or services from someone you don't know consider using your debit card or credit card, or a payment method which offers additional protection against scams, like PayPal or Google Pay. Only pay for goods and services via bank transfer if you know the person you're paying or are satisfied the business is genuine.
|I'm sending money to someone I've never met||Always ask yourself how well you truly know the person and how reliable they are.
Dating and romance scams can have a serious financial and emotional effect on victims. The scammer will build a relationship with you before asking you to transfer money due to a personal emergency or to cover travel expenses. Remember, never send money to someone you haven't met in person.
Are you amending payment details?Fraudsters may contact you and
ask you to change details of a saved payee.
|Fraudsters may contact you and ask you to change details of a saved payee.
Only change the details if you know the person or business and they have proof that their bank details have recently changed. A simple phone call to the person on a number you trust could protect you from losing your money.
|Further information and support||Never be pressured into transferring money. If you're unsure, we suggest you take a day or two to think about what's being asked and talk it through with someone you can really trust.
If you think you're the victim of a scam, contact us immediately. If you want more information use the menu above to review further advice about how to stay safe online.