Secure Trust Bank (STB) is working in partnership with UK Finance, asking customers to Shop Savvy this week, in the lead up to Black Friday sales.
2021 will see more people than ever shopping online. The Take Five Black Friday campaign reminds shoppers that criminals may be advertising products and services at too good to be true prices in an attempt to scam people of their money. Customers should be on high alert and:
- Stop - Taking a moment to stop and think can keep your money safe
- Challenge - Keep your money and information safe from criminals by only purchasing items from authorised sellers and doing your research fully before making a purchase
- Protect - If you think you've fallen for a scam contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
The partnership with UK Finance is part of STB's Financial Crime project which aims to raise awareness that every individual has to play in this important area, not just law enforcement agencies, to protect customers from fraud. Together we can all do our bit to help combat the terrible crimes that are destroying the lives of ordinary people every day.
For more information on how to stay savvy online and the types of scams to be aware of, visit the TakeFive to stop fraud website and our guide on what we do to protect you.