Latest Fraud Alerts
Important customer reminder – Scam phone calls
Fraudsters are continuing to target customers through telephone calls claiming to be from your bank, the police, or companies such as Sky, Microsoft or Talk Talk. These fraudulent callers try to obtain personal details and/or account security information.
The FCA warns of online scams in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin
Consumers are being urged to be vigilant towards investment scams that may be advertised on social media, including sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The fraudulent adverts are offering investment into cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, as well as binary options, contracts for difference (CFD), and forex.
Fraudsters lure consumers into ‘investing’ in Binary Option scams
Fraudsters are setting up fake profiles on social media sites and attempting to lure you by offering the chance to ‘invest’ your money for a ‘cut of the profits’. Posing as successful Binary Option Brokers or Forex Traders, they post photos that show them in exclusive locations, with flash cars and wearing high-end watches. Typically, they ask you to send £100-£200 and claim they can make it into £1,000 or £2,000, but in reality they just take your money and never trade it...
Invoice fraud and 'bogus' boss scams
Please be vigilant, invoice fraud and 'bogus' boss scams are typically aimed towards business customers. Invoice re-direction fraud occurs when fraudsters trick you into changing the bank account details set up for a regular or expected payment. Typically the fraudster poses as a supplier or a solicitor and sends the bogus request by letter, email or telephone. A variation of this is the ‘bogus boss’ scam, also known as CEO fraud...
If you think that you may have revealed your security details, fallen victim to fraud, or notice any unusual activity on your account, please contact us immediately on:
If you have seen a scam email claiming to be from us, please let us know by forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org