Watch our video for guidance on what to look out for and what to do if you fall victim to a phishing email. 

Avoid falling for scams by asking yourself the seven simple questions below. If you answer yes to any of the following, there's a good chance its a scam.

  1. Were you contacted out of the blue?
  2. Does the deal seem to be too good to be true?
  3. Have you been asked to pass on any personal or financial details, or pay an upfront fee?
  4. Are you under pressure to respond quickly?
  5. Are the contact details vague, such as a PO box, premium rate number (starting ‘09’) or mobile number?
  6. Does any of the correspondence you receive contain glaring grammatical or spelling mistakes?
  7. Are you requested to keep the matter confidential?

If you've come a across a scam, take a look at our guide to reporting it to the right organisation