Rises in financial fraud have made the headlines recently, as the threat from impersonation and deception scams has risen. At the same time, online attacks such as data breaches and malware are becoming increasingly sophisticated, making it more important than ever to protect your personal information. But what can you do to keep your data – and your assets – safe?
Deep down, most people already know the basic rules on how to beat financial fraud – it’s just that in the heat of the moment, when they receive a call, text or email asking them for personal financial information, it’s easy to panic. After all, trusting people’s word is something everyone tends to do instinctively. Take Five is a national campaign led by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK), which aims to educate the public about how best to protect themselves from financial fraud, and empower them to take appropriate action if they are targeted. The campaign encourages people to stop, take a step back and think if what they’re being told really makes sense.