Keeping bank fraud at bay | Money

Protect yourself by never clicking on a link in an unexpected emailALAMY

Losses from telephone and mobile banking fraud jumped 19% to £18.2m in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2016, according to the trade association UK Finance.

How can I protect myself?
Never click on a link in an unexpected email or text. Also, be wary of text messages that encourage you urgently to visit a website or call a number to verify or update your information.

Never disclose security details, such as your full banking password. A genuine financial provider or organisation will never ask you for these in an email, on the phone or in writing.

And don’t assume the person on the phone is who they say they are. Just because someone knows your basic details (such…

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