How to spot a Scam?

And what you can do to avoid them.

1 August 2019

A scam is a scheme to con you out of your money. It can appear in many different forms:

  • Fake websites
  • Identity theft
  • Vishing phone calls or text messages
  • Phishing emails

The scale of the problem is truly global. But we’ll show you the signs to look out for and how to stay safe.

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What is phishing?

Don’t let suspicious email scams and fraudsters trick you into providing access to your finances. Find out how an email scam works, and the best way to protect yourself before you become a victim.

What is vishing?

Phone scams and fraudsters are on the rise. Understand how a scam phone call works, as well as the steps to take to stop yourself becoming a victim.

What is smishing?

Don’t let suspicious text message scams and fraudsters trick you into providing your banking information. Find out how a text scam works, and how you can best protect yourself.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions about financial crime.

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