Every day thousands of people are targeted by fraudsters. There are a few simple steps that you can take to help protect yourself. Action Fraud have shared the following advice:
- Be wary of clicking on unsolicited messages on social media, email, texts or WhatsApp – even if they appear to come from a trusted contact.
- Do some online research first – check the official website to see if there is any information available.
- Ensure that you have anti-virus software on your computer.
- Never give out personal or financial data including usernames, passwords, PINs, ID numbers or memorable phrases.
If you have been targeted, do not hesitate to report the incident on the Action Fraud website