Personal: Fraudsters love this time of year There's a frenzy of deals and discounts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday - and a huge rise in fraud too! Please don't get conned, here's how you can stay safe:
1. Research the seller to check they’re genuine and avoid those with poor ratings
2. Don't click on any links or attachments in emails you're unsure about
3. Keep your PIN and passwords a secret - don't ever share them
4. Avoid entering your card details on shared and public computers
5. Always log out after shopping online - and save a record of your purchase
If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is!
Beware of free Wi-Fi
Don’t send or receive private information when your device is connected to public Wi-Fi – unless you’re using a secure web page. To stay even safer, only use well-known hotspot providers.
Protect your PIN
Never give out your PIN, passwords or other full passwords to anyone – even a caller claiming to be from the police or your bank.
‘Safe account’ scam
No genuine bank would ask you to transfer money to a ‘safe account’ – ignore anyone who asks you to do this, whether it’s by phone, email or any other method.
Ignore unsolicited emails
Don’t click on any links or open any attachments from an unsolicited email. Doing so could allow fraudsters to access to your information or infect your device with a virus.