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How to keep yourself safe from scams

Scams can come in many forms, but all are designed to get hold of your money.

Fraudsters can do this by getting you to reveal your personal details, stealing your information, or even getting you to willingly hand over your funds.

You can protect yourself by knowing what to look out for and what to do if it happens.

Common scams and how to avoid them

Email scams

Email scams are the most common way fraudsters trick you into handing over your personal or financial information.

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SMS scams

Fraudsters send text messages to try and trick you into giving away your personal details.

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Scams over the phone

Fraudsters try to convince you they’re from trusted organisations to gain access to your computer, internet banking or personal information.

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Investment scams

These scams involve getting you to part with money on the promise of an exciting financial opportunity.

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Dating and romance scams

Fraudsters create fake profiles on dating apps or social media sites to trick you into sending them money.

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Online shopping scams

Online shopping scams involve fraudsters pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on social media.

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False billing scams

Fraudsters request you or your business to pay fake invoices for directory listings, advertising or supplies that you didn’t order.

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Unexpected prize or lottery scams

These scams involve getting you to pay a fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered.

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We have a range of technologies to keep your info secure. But it's also important you do a few things to keep your money safe too.