How to make sure it's not fraud

Double check

Is the person you're paying really who they say they are? If you received an unexpected call from your bank, HMRC or another organisation, hang up the phone, Google their official number and call them back. If you received an email asking to transfer money from a friend, your landlord or someone else, try contacting them by a different method. Fraudsters can spoof phone numbers and make their emails look legitimate.

Take your time

An organisation you trust will never pressure you into making a payment. If you're unsure, speak to a friend or family member, or give us a call.

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

If you're being offered something very cheaply over social media, it's probably a scam. Buy from a trusted merchant where you can check verified reviews.