Partner and spouse fraud
Sometimes, you may let a partner or spouse use your bank account.
But if you change your mind or split up, how do you protect your money?
You should be the only person to use your bank card and PIN. And the only one to log on to your Internet Banking account.
This will help to keep your money out of other people's hands.
Tips to avoid partner and spouse fraud
If you live with a spouse or partner and share costs, you could get a joint bank account. This will give you both your own banking details.
But if the relationship ends, make sure you close the account.
Use random words and numbers to create a strong password or PIN. If you choose personal dates or names, it can be easier for others to guess them.
If your partner knows your banking details and the relationship ends, change them.
Try to memorise your PIN, password and other banking details. If you write them down and someone else sees, they could try to use your account.
Make sure you keep most of your cash in the bank and not in the house.
If you have a cheque book, make sure it's kept in a safe place.
Keep a note of each cheque you use and look at your account to make sure it was cashed properly. This also helps to know how many you have left.