Are you Fraud Savvy? | Fraud Protection

Are you fraud savvy?

Use our Fraud Fighter tool to help protect you, online and off. And no need to fib - the more honest you are, the more we can help

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Stay Savvy: That's great. Using different passwords for different accounts means you're making it much harder for criminals. The best passwords contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. You should also avoid using easily guessed words, such as the names of children or pets, birth dates, addresses.

Stay Savvy: Hmm, that's not the safest. If a fraudster cracks one of your passwords, they'll use it to try and access your other accounts. The best passwords contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. You should also avoid using easily guessed words, such as the names of children or pets, birth dates, addresses

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Stay Savvy: Perfect. Fraudsters can easily find that kind of info online, so it's great you're thinking outside of the box when creating passwords.

Stay Savvy: That's not the most secure option. It's really easy to remember that way, but it can also be really easy for fraudsters to find that kind of info online. So think outside the box and choose something they can't easily find out.

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Stay Savvy: Great, this will help to keep you safe. The older the antivirus and security software, the more time cyber criminals have had to find weaknesses, making it easier for them to access your computer, tablet or phone. Stay one step ahead of fraudsters with up-to-date software.

Stay Savvy: That's not the most secure. The older your antivirus and security software, the more time cyber criminals have had to find weaknesses, making it easier for them to access your computer, tablet or phone. Get any out-of-date software up to speed today.

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Stay Savvy: Perfect. You're doing a great job at helping to keep all the info on your phone as safe as you can. Don't forget to pick a code that's harder to crack – not an obvious one like '1234' or '0000'.

Stay Savvy: Hmm, that's not the safest.. Our mobile phones are packed with info that fraudsters would love to get their hands on. So always keep it secure by setting up a passcode or fingerprint ID. And don't go for obvious passcodes like '1234' or '0000'.

Next section: Personal Data

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Stay Savvy: Perfect. You know how to post safely on social media. To a fraudster, your accounts are a potential way to access your personal info, so being careful about what you post gets a big thumbs up.

Stay Savvy: That's not the best. Social media sites seem like a fun way to share our pet pics and holiday status. But to a fraudster, they’re a way to access your personal info. Make sure your accounts are set to 'friends only', so you'll only be sharing stuff with people you know.

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Stay Savvy: Brilliant. You fill in online forms and log in to your accounts manually. Smart thinking. If someone steals your computer, tablet or phone, they won't be able access your accounts as easily.

Stay Savvy: That's not very secure. Auto-completed account log-ins and forms speed things up a treat. But if someone steals your computer, tablet or phone, they can access your accounts in seconds, without the need for any of your security info.

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Stay Savvy: Perfect, that's the safest option. You know the score when it comes to identity theft. Shredding or destroying anything with your personal info before you throw it away means you're doing your bit to keep fraudsters at bay.

Stay Savvy: Hmm, that's not very safe. You'd be amazed at the lengths some fraudsters go to just to get information about you, even rummaging through your rubbish. Identity theft can mean you face problems getting credit and with debt collectors. So always shred or destroy anything with your personal info before you throw it away.

Next section: Scam Aware

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Stay Savvy: Great, you're doing a great job at keeping all the info on your phone safe. Don't forget to pick a code that's harder to crack – not an obvious one like '1234' or '0000'.

Stay Savvy: That's not ideal. Our mobile phones are packed with info that fraudsters would love to get their hands on. So always keep it secure by setting up a passcode or fingerprint ID. And don't go for obvious passcodes like '1234' or '0000'.

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Stay Savvy: This'll keep you safe as houses. Think about switching to online statements where you can. And if you've not already gone paperless with us, it's easy to make the switch at Barclaycard Online Servicing.

Stay Savvy: That's not the safest option. If your post is delivered to a shared address or postbox, it's difficult to be certain no one's intercepting your mail. So try to pick up your post regularly, and switch to online statements wherever you can. It's easy to turn off your paper statements at Barclaycard Online Servicing.

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Stay Savvy: Great, you're wise to play it safe. There are a number of scams involving fraudsters posing as officials, both over the phone and in person, so it's always best to ask for ID through a process you trust, such as searching for them online and calling their local office.

Stay Savvy: You should be more vigilant. If the Police or other officials contact you and ask for personal information, they might not be who they say they are. There are a number of scams involving fraudsters posing as officials, both over the phone and in person, so always ask for ID through a process you trust, such as searching for them online and calling their local office.

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