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Recognising the growing threat of fraud, Government has come together with leading industry players to help people better protect themselves. In the first campaign of its kind involving both the private and public sectors, The Devil's in Your Details campaign brings together Action Fraud, The Telecommunications UK Fraud Forum (TUFF) and Financial Fraud Action UK - the name under which the financial services industry coordinates its fraud prevention activity, in a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when industry and government work together.
The National Fraud Authority backed campaign is raising awareness of the importance of protecting personal information and aims to remind the public to check that who they share their details with is genuine, whether this be on the phone, in person or online. The Devil's In Your Details campaign encourages consumers to suspect anyone or anything they are uncertain about, to keep asking questions and to challenge or end an engagement if it feels uncomfortable.
As an introduction to a wider campaign against fraud, this awareness activity aims to increase reporting of fraud, making it harder for fraudsters to target consumers in the future.
Sending emails from fake accounts that appear to be from someone reputable (your bank, mobile phone provider, gas company, etc.) and ask you to follow web links or to call phone numbers.
Pointing you towards fake websites that closely mimic official sites, but that steal any data or personal information you put into them.
Tempting you with sales, offers and deals for incredibly cheap products or services - remember if an offer looks too good to be true then it probably is.
Getting your attention through fake online competitions that require you only to fill out a form or answer an extremely easy question to enter.
Tricking you into downloading malicious software that then collects and shares all the personal information stored on your computer.
Always check the sender's email address – Never respond to a message from an unknown source. Know who you are dealing with – always access internet banking sites by typing the bank's address into your web browser.
Never go to a website from a link in an e-mail and then enter personal details as the email could be fraudulent.
When shopping online always sign up to American Express SafeKey, Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode as well as looking for the padlock or unbroken key symbol when you first visit a site. Where possible make your purchase with a credit card or via a credible online payment system (PayPal) which protects you in the event of fraud.
If you think you have been a victim of banking fraud then you should contact your bank or card company immediately.
Suspect anything or anyone you don’t know – no matter what or who they claim to be.
Ask questions. Whatever a fraudster tries, you have the power to stay in control.
Find out for certain who you’re dealing with. Challenge anything that seems suspect.
End situations that make you feel uncomfortable. If you feel threatened, contact the police.
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