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Latest scams

From Covid-19 to charity appeals, scammers love taking advantage of current events. Find out about the latest scams and how criminals are using misinformation to take money.

Stop the scammers

  • Stop

    If something looks suspicious, the best thing to do is nothing. Don't click or select links, give any details or do what it wants you to do. Instead, look online for the company’s official details and contact them direct.

  • Challenge

    If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. When something doesn't feel right, stop and think about who is asking you to do it and why.

  • Protect

    The number one way to stop scammers is by making sure your password and security settings are strong, updated regularly and available to you alone.

Covid-19

When coronavirus hit the headlines, scammers didn’t waste any time finding ways to take advantage. From urging people to buy fake goods online like vaccines and facemasks, to targeting vulnerable people on the doorstep. Here are some of the scams that are active right now.

What to do if I've been scammed

If you think you've uncovered a scam, been targeted by a scam or fallen victim to fraudsters, the best thing to do is act quickly.

I think I've been scammed

Useful links

Here are some other official websites and resources dedicated to keeping you safe from fraud.

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.

Do you think you can tell a scam from the genuine thing? Put your ability to spot a scam to the test with the Take Five quiz.

Take Five quiz

takefive-stopfraud.org.uk is an external website. Skipton Building Society cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

Take Five to stop fraud
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