With the festive season upon us things can get busier than usual. It’s the perfect time for fraudsters to trick you into parting with your money.
– Christmas Shopping Online – Always do your research on the seller. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
– Season’s Greetings – Scammers may target you and pretend to be from the Bank or other organisations you trust. We will NEVER call you and ask you to transfer money, hand over your security credentials or use your card reader
– Gifts – Fraudsters may send emails which look to include a gift, but actually include viruses. Never open unexpected emails from unknown senders and always make sure your antivirus software is up to date – do not click on unknown links.
This is one of the primary reasons for keeping your details with us accurate and up to date – we are here to facilitate your transactions and protect your money but we can only do this if we have valid ID and up to date address verification on file which stops or at least prevents the fraudsters from trying to take your money.
For more information on the most common frauds along with key advice and tips to help you avoid becoming the victim of fraud or scams go to www.fraudsmart.ie