Protection From Fraudsters

Stay one step ahead of fraudsters

Did you know, according to statistics from Financial Fraud Action  , there’s a fraud transaction every 15 seconds in the UK. So stay one step ahead of the scammers by doing everything you can to protect your computer, your identity and your account details. Minimise your risk of being targeted by reading our guides to staying safe online and protecting your information. Plus, you can read our top tips to spot and avoid scams.

Are you Fraud Savvy?

Use our Fraud Fighter tool to help protect you from fraudsters online and off.

Staying safe online

From antivirus software to keeping your details updated, here’s how to safeguard yourself online.

Keeping your details safe

Identity theft and credit card fraud are big business for fraudsters – read what to watch out for.

Tips to spot and avoid scams

Be prepared. We’ve got the lowdown on the latest and most common scams being used by fraudsters.

Get face to face support with technology

Barclays Tea and Teach sessions give you tips and guidance on how you can keep yourself and your devices safe.

Take Five

Every day, people lose money by giving a helping hand to fraudsters. We have all the power in our hands to stop this happening to us. We need to do just one thing: when something doesn’t seem right, take time to stop and think. 

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We’re calling on Britain to Take Five to stop fraud in its tracks.

The way you pay online is changing

With the new way banks are helping protect you from fraud, you’ll sometimes need to confirm it’s you when you pay for things online. There are three ways to do this – using the Barclaycard app, a text message sent to your mobile, or a PINsentry card reader.