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Avoiding scams: Smart ways to protect yourself
No one likes to feel that they’ve been conned but unfortunately there are an increasing number of scams designed to cheat you out of your money, empty your bank account, or steal your identity. However, you can avoid being deceived by scams if you know what to look for. This guide explains the different ways you might be contacted by a fraudster, some of the most common scams and what you can do if you fall victim to one. This guide is applicable across the UK.
Action Fraud: National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre
Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime. Although fraud comes in many forms, here are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from the crime.
Don’t be fooled, be fraud smart. Explore Barclays, tips, fraud-prevention guidance, and tools
Barclays is committed to helping people, families and businesses move forward with confidence, to make the most of the digital world, and to do so safely. That’s why we’ve put together these guides and tools – take a look through them to help you learn how to protect yourself from fraud and to stay digitally safe.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s information on avoiding scams
Follow these 9 steps to make sure you are dealing with an authorised firm, and to protect yourself from scams, fraud and unauthorised activity.