Take Five To Stop Fraud Week is part of the national campaign to help consumers and businesses prevent financial fraud.
It focuses on financial frauds directly targeting customers and is designed to remind people that it pays to stop and think by asking them to take five – to take that moment – to pause and think before they act.
When it pays to STOP and THINK
Requests to move money
A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by.
Clicking on links and files
Don't be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
Always question uninvited approaches in case it's a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
Too smart to be scammed?
Why not give Take Five's test a go and find out how savvy you really are?
For more information and advice visit the Take Five website