Security Centre

We take security very seriously. Whether it’s online, over the phone, in branch or in person, we’re committed to helping you protect yourself against fraud. The information in this section includes ways to recognise financial scams and what to do if you think you’ve been affected.

Be fraud aware

Learn about the types of fraud and how to recognise the warning signs.

How to protect yourself

Find out about the steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud.

How we protect you

See how we help protect your Skipton accounts from frauds and scams.

What to do if you think you've been scammed.

  1. Stop any payments – contact your bank or building society immediately so they can try and stop the payment. You can contact us on 0345 850 1722.
  2. Report the crime – phone the Police Action Fraud line on 0300 123 2040. They'll issue you with a police crime reference number and pass the report on to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau for investigation.
  3. Help prevent scams – you can report a scam to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) using this form or by phoning the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
  4. Beware of ongoing scams – if you've lost money to a fraudster, you might be approached again. This could be related to the original scam or be a new one, like a company offering to help you recoup your losses for a fee. Be cautious and research the company or individual approaching you.

If you've been a victim of fraud, speak to us as soon as possible.

Speak to us online

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Call us

0345 850 1722

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Take Five to stop fraud

Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud.

Take Five to stop fraud

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Take Five to stop fraud
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