The BBA is now integrated into UK Finance. Please go to www.ukfinance.org.uk for new content and updates from UK Finance.
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From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance. It will represent around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation will take on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.x
Keeping your money safe is your bank’s number one priority. That’s why they’ve set up secure procedures to protect you from fraudsters. But these criminals are often sophisticated and their techniques are constantly changing. One such ploy is to pretend they work for the police or your bank.
Dangerous though this is, there are tell-tale requests a fraudster may make that your bank NEVER will. Knowing what these are can ensure you don’t fall victim to such as an attack.
8 Things your Bank will never ask you to do…
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 29, 2014
If you suspect you’ve become a victim of fraud
12 online frauds of Christmas campaign
In the countdown to Christmas millions of people living across the UK will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.
What many do not realise is the hidden threat we now face from criminals online. They are targeting internet shoppers with scams which, on the surface promise to save them time and money, but in reality only deliver festive heartache and misery. Tens of thousands of people sadly fell victim to an online fraud in the weeks leading up to last Christmas and even more are at risk of suffering the same fate this year – being left hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of pounds out of pocket with no presents to give on the big day and their electronic devices corrupted with a computer virus. To make life as difficult as possible for the cyber fraudsters, the BBA is running ‘The 12 online frauds of Christmas’ campaign working in partnership with the City of London Police, which is the National Policing Lead for Fraud, and supported by Get Safe Online, The Home Office, Crimestoppers, National Trading Standards and Victim Support. Together, we are raising awareness of the major internet threats and providing top tips on how to surf and shop safely, which will help ensure everyone gets to enjoy a very merry Christmas.
And if you do unfortunately fall victim to an online fraud, please report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk. For more online crime prevention advice go to www.getsafeonline.org or www.cyberstreetwise.com
* Know Fraud is a trademark of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, which is part of the City of London Police