Criminals may try to trick you into revealing personal or financial information via phone calls, emails, text messages or social media posts but together we can combat fraud and keep your money and information safe.
A few common scams to watch out for:
- Emails, calls or text messages impersonating official health organisations such as the NHS or World Health Organisation (WHO) offering health updates or cures.
- False tax return emails claiming you are due a tax refund or government support due to coronavirus. Be cautious and don’t click on links or attachments in unexpected or suspicious texts or emails.
- Tricks to reveal your personal information such as asking for remote access to your pc or mobile device.
- Online marketplace scams, claiming to sell items such as face masks, hand sanitisers and other ‘hard to find’ goods.
- With more people working from home, this presents an opportunity for criminals to falsely offer help with fixing pc’s and laptop.
Keep it Safe and always remember, we (and other genuine organisations):
- will never ask you for online banking logon details, codes received by text, PINs / passwords, numbers from your eSafeID device or to approve requests on your Danske ID app.
- will never ask you to download software or apps (such as TeamViewer, QuickSupport, AnyDesk or GoToMyPC to name a few) which could give a criminal remote access to your PC, laptop or mobile device.
- will never ask you to transfer or move money from your account in an effort to keep it safe – but a criminal trying to steal money from you definitely would.
You can find more information on fraud and how to keep your money safe on our Keep It Safe page.