Protecting Yourself Against Further Fraud

If you’ve been a victim of fraud, there’s a chance you’ll be targeted again. This is because fraudsters add victims’ details to lists that they then sell on to other criminals. So in the months afterwards, be extra wary of anyone asking you to share confidential information such as bank details, passwords, one- time passwords (OTPs) and PINs.

One type of fraud to be particularly suspicious of is ‘fraud recovery fraud’. With this type of fraud, the criminal poses as someone from a fraud recovery agency and offers to help the victim recover their lost money. They might know a lot of details, which makes them sound credible, but they demand an upfront fee. That’s the sign that this is a fraud. Genuine agencies never ask for fees to recover money lost to fraudsters.

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