Protect yourself from fraud

Criminals use a wide range of methods and tactics to steal your money, or obtain personal information that can be used later in a fraud attempt. They operate on websites and apps, by email, text, phone, post or in person, including on your doorstep.

In this section we explain some steps you can take to secure your personal and financial information.

Protecting against online fraud

Make sure your passwords, devices and data are as secure as they can be.

Protecting against fraud at home

Make it harder for fraudsters to target you on your doorstep, through the post or by phone.

Protecting against fraud in public places

Keep your passwords, PINs and bank cards safe when you’re out and about.

Protecting others from fraud

Learn how you can help to protect family and friends who might be at risk of fraud.

Protecting your business

Where to find cyber security advice if you are self-employed or running a business.