Social media and identity theft
Social networks have changed the way we connect with people online, but can you really trust who you’re talking to? Fraudsters will go to great lengths to get hold of your information. The more personal information you publish online, the more likely it is that a criminal will misuse it.
Cyber stalking, bullying and identity theft are real- they could happen to anyone. Real friends look out for one another, so limit the amount of information you share about your friends as well as yourself.
Be careful when you share personal information online. Consider who might see it and what could be used to commit fraud or other crimes.
What you can do to protect your identity from fraudsters:
We guarantee to refund your money in the unlikely event you experience fraud with our Internet Banking service – as long as you’ve been careful, for example, by taking reasonable steps to keep your security information safe.
Find out more about how to protect yourself online
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