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Protect yourself online - National Scams Awareness Week 2019

 

What to look for

  • It’s easier to spot a scam if you know what to look for. Be careful if:

  • someone you don’t know contacts you out of the blue

  • someone asks you to pay for something or give them money by unusual payment methods such as gift cards, wire transfers or cryptocurrencies

  • someone you’ve never met in person asks for money

  • something sounds too good to be true – like an online shopping deal or you’ve won a competition, have unclaimed inheritance, or been invited to invest in an ‘amazing’ scheme

  • someone asks you to pay for something in advance – especially by an unusual payment method

  • someone asks you for personal information – like your bank details or passwords or access to your computer

  • someone pressures you into buying something or making a decision quickly.