Partner and spouse fraud
This guide looks at how your business can keep its account and money safe.
Pick a strong password and PIN
To create a password or PIN, choose words and numbers that have no direct connection to yourself or the business. This helps to stop someone close to you or a fraudster from easily guessing.
If anyone you work or live with knows your banking details, change them right away.
Try to get some proof that the seller is genuine and the item exists before you pay.
Put cash in the bank
If your firm deals with cash, make sure most of it is kept in the bank and not at work.
Check your cheques
If you use a cheque book, make sure it's kept in a safe place at work.
Keep a note of each cheque that’s used and look at the account to make sure it was cashed properly. This helps to know how much has been spent and how many cheques are left.
That’s correct – Staff who have a bank card, or log on details, should learn their PIN, password and other vital details without writing them down. This helps to stop others from using them.
That’s incorrect – It’s better to memorise banking details than to write them down to avoid others using them.
That’s incorrect – If anyone you work or live with knows your banking details, change them right away.
That’s correct - You should keep your banking details to yourself. If possible, it’s best to memorise these than to write them down.
We’d never ask you to share your Internet Banking password. Only fraudsters do this.
That’s correct, we’d never ask you to share your Internet Banking password under any circumstances.
Lloyds Bank will never ask you to:
- Share account details like user ID, password and memorable information.
- Tell us the security number for Telephone Banking.
- Tell us the PIN code or expiry date of your business bank card.
- Move money to another account