Last year there were an estimated 1.8 million cases of financial fraud which cost the UK £768 million!*
Take Five to Stop Fraud is a national campaign to help us protect ourselves from fraud - by making us aware of common scams and giving us the tools to challenge them.
The campaign asks us to do one simple thing – take five and remember this simple message: ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so!’ before giving out our personal or financial details.
We challenged friend of Heart Gethin Jones to set up an experiment to find out how many people Take Five before they share their information.
Watch how he got on and enter to win an iPhone8Plus below!
*FFA UK 2016
We set up an experiment to find out how much we could find out about someone if all we knew was their name and what they looked like.
Here’s what happened when Take Five Cupcakes opened for business for one day only.....
Personal details: Always question uninvited approaches and never give out personal or financial details. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
Clicking on links/files: Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
Requests to move money: A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you asking for your PIN, full password or to move money to a safe account. Don’t give out personal or financial details.
The video shows how easy it is to share your personal details and for scammers to use just your name and photo to find out lots more about you…..
Be careful! Never give out your personal or financial details unless you are absolutely sure you know who you are dealing with.
To win an amazing iPhone 8 Plus AND a £50 iTunes voucher just watch Gethin's video and answer this question... Entries close at 23.59 on Sunday 26th November 2017