Banking scams - Financial Conduct Authority

Banking scams

Last Modified: 10/10/2014
Banking is more convenient and efficient now that you can access your accounts online. But this has also given criminals new ways to use your details and even access your bank account, to remove funds from it.

Some of the new tactics used to scam us include cloning bank websites, sending emails pretending to be from banks, copying cards at cash machines and stealing credit card details.

These scams target your account information and money, and often look and sound genuine. But there are ways to spot them and avoid being ripped-off.

Consumer Helpline

Telephone: 0800 111 6768

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External links

Action Fraud

The national fraud and internet crime reporting centre

Money Advice Service on scams

Useful tips to protect yourself from scams and identity theft