Did you know that Fraud cost the people of Britain over £600 million in 2013?
I had no idea that the figure was that high although I do know that fraudsters seem to be getting cleverer by the day if the spoof emails I receive on a daily basis. Some of them are so authentic that it’s no wonder people fall for them and end up giving their details to a fraudster. But it’s not just spoof emails you need to be aware of because there’s so many other tactics that fraudsters are using these days – in fact, I bet you’ve never have even thought of some of them, let alone thought about how to protect yourself against them!
It really is quite scary stuff when you think about it but the best way to prevent fraud happening to you is to know the danger areas so you can protect yourself! To help reduce fraud and to arm us with the knowledge we need to fight it Natwest have built a pretty cool tool to help us.
I’ve had a play with the tool and it really is an eye opener. It’s certainly made me think twice about a few things and I thought I was pretty fraud aware already!
I can’t recommend highly enough that you take five minutes and have a look at the tool.
Don’t sit back and think that it will never happen to you!
Disclosure : In collaboration with Natwest.