Barclaycard Sidekicks

Spending safely

with the Barclaycard Sidekicks

Shop with more confidence

The way we shop is changing in many ways. With online shopping on the rise, it’s wise to make sure we’re doing it as safely and securely as possible.

Here’s some guidance on the ways you could protect your purchases, spend safely and help beat the fraudsters.

Protect your purchases

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With the added protection of Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, learn how using a UK credit card could protect your purchases between £100 to £30,000 if something goes wrong. T&Cs apply.

Be ready to fight fraud

Put your fraud savviness to the test with our Fraud Fighter tool and get personalised tips to stay one step ahead of the scammers.

Keep contactless

With many shops now asking for contactless payment, find out more about the ways you can go contactless.

Know your purchase rights

Find out how your purchases could be protected for certain types of transactions.

Spot the scams

Get to know the difference between phishing, smishing and other scams, so you can spot them and swerve them.

How we help protect you from fraud

See what we do to look after your account and stop fraud.

Staying safe online

Use these anti-fraud security checks to help you surf safely.

Get ahead of the scammers

Learn how to help yourself stay safe from scams, and take the right steps to boost your protection from fraud.

Reporting fraud

Find everything you need to report fraud without delay.

More ways to Get Credit Confident

Head back to the Barclaycard Sidekicks hub for more tips and hints on building your credit score, planning ahead and managing your card.