Applies To: Everyone.
Just a quick post today about this Government backed scheme. It is aimed at helping everyone to protect themselves from fraud.
“It pays to take time – Take five to stop and think” is their tagline, if you get a phone call or text or any other communication, just stop and think…
If you are unsure who you are talking to, stop, tell them you are sorry and hang up.

The top 5 things you can do to prevent fraud are:

  1. Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password (or any other password for that matter)
  2. Don’t assume an email, text or phone call is authentic
  3. Don’t be rushed – a genuine organisation won’t mind waiting
  4. Listen to your instincts – you know if something doesn’t feel right
  5. Stay in control – don’t panic and make a decision you’ll regret

Find out more

We have included a couple of their videos below, and links to the Take Five* website:

Their website covers the following types of scams and how to spot them:

The Videos

Have you been affected by fraud?

The advice on their website is:

  • “If you think there has been fraud on your card or bank account – or if you suspect anyone has attempted to compromise your financial details – report it immediately to your bank or financial services provider and then contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk.
    If you are in Scotland contact Police Scotland on 101.”
  • Mikes note: I would also think about changing passwords on my online banking and email and anywhere else which seems appropriate, see related article on Password Managers below.

*Not a 90’s Boy Band, unlike this video
Stay safe out there, remember if in doubt just hang up, if you think this is being rude say sorry first, then hang up!
If you have any questions or comments just call 09870 947… (calls charged at £5.32 per minute after connection charge)^ or leave a message on The Clubroom.
^ not really our number 🙂