Yearly Archives: 2018

Making Sure you Don’t Fall Victim to Online Scams

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:27 am

Scams are becoming a real risk for internet users in the UK. There are many hackers and scammers about, who are looking to steal people’s details, steal money or intercept transactions in order to get their hands on money that isn’t theirs. There are some things you can do to make sure you stay safe online and don’t fall victim to scams:

  • Never give out your bank details. If someone asks you for your bank details over the internet, never give them out. Your bank wouldn’t do this, but people try to pose as your bank so that you trust them.
  • Don’t open emails if they look unusual. If there is a link within the email and you don’t know who it’s from, do not click on it.
  • Be wary if someone changes their bank details. If you get an email from a company claiming they have changed their bank details, check with them first – and use the details you have on file, not the ones in the email, as these could be fraudulent too.

Posted in Online Security