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Stay Safe from fraud

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Stay safe from fraud

Helpful hints and tips to protect yourself against fraud

Download free IBM Rapport software to keep you safe
Top 5 ways to keep yourself safe from fraud
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  • Download and install IBM Rapport for PC, Laptops and Macs
  • Use an Antivirus and firewall
  • Keep your computer and browser up to date
  • Use secure networks
  • Use strong passwords

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Other types of fraud and scams

Investment Fraud

Investment fraud

Investment fraud is any scheme or deception relating to investments that affect a person or company. As traditional investments become less popular due to lower returns, high yield investments have become more attractive to fraudsters.  

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Romance Scams

Romance Scams

This type of fraud is when you think you’ve met the perfect person online, but are not who they say they are. Once that person has gained your trust, they ask for money for a variety of emotive reasons.

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ATM Fraud

ATM Fraud

We see two main methods used by fraudsters to target ATMs – skimming and card trapping.

In a skimming attack, a criminal fits a small device in the card slot of the ATM. This little gadget captures the data from the magnetic stripe on the back of a bank card. Having also copied the PIN using a concealed camera, the fraudster puts this stolen bank card data onto the magnetic stripe of another card – a mobile phone top-up card, for example – which is then used to make cash withdrawals, usually overseas.


Card trapping occurs when a device fitted to the card slot prevents your card from being returned to you. Once you’ve left the machine, the fraudster prises the device off, taking your card.


Find out more about ATM fraud

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