How you can foil fraud­sters

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BE­WARE OF SCAM CALLS IF some­one calls out of the blue and claims to be from the likes of Cur­rys PC World, Dixons Travel or Car­phone Ware­house, hang up. Con­cerned cus­tomers should phone Dixons on 0344 561 1 34. Le­git­i­mate call­ers will never ask for pass­words, lo­gins or ac­count num­bers. NEVER CLICK ON LINKS IN EMAILS

MANY frauds ask you to click on a link in a bo­gus email – some warn­ing your ac­count has been com­pro­mised or needs to be re­ac­ti­vated – and ver­ify per­sonal de­tails on­line. This will go straight to fraud­sters.

MON­I­TOR BANK STATE­MENTS

WATCH out for trans­ac­tions you do not

recog­nise and re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to their bank im­me­di­ately. CON­SIDER CAN­CELLING CARDS

BANKS will be mon­i­tor­ing the ac­counts where card de­tails were tar­geted, and may can­cel some cards. Any­one con­cerned should call their bank for ad­vice.

CHANGE ON­LINE PASS­WORDS

CON­SIDER chang­ing your on­line pass­words – par­tic­u­larly for email ac­counts. Avoid ob­vi­ous terms such as a pet’s name and never use the same pass­word twice.

RE­PORT AT­TEMPTED FRAUD

IF you fear you have been tar­geted in any way call Ac­tion Fraud on 0300 1 3

040 or visit www.ac­tion­fraud.po­lice.uk

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