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There are various types of fraud to look out for, many of which are linked to fraudsters trying to access your money by getting a hold of your personal details. This can happen online (via email, websites, social media, or text message), in person (by calling to your door) or via phone call.
If you think you have been the victim of a scam or fraud, please contact your financial services provider (building Society or bank) as soon as you can. You can contact Progressive Building Society on 02890 160950.
Fraudsters may contact you by phone, pretending to be from a legitimate company, and try to collect personal details from you, or get you to do something for them. This type of fraud is referred to as Vishing.
Examples of Vishing includes someone calling you and asking you to:
If you are suspicious about a caller, do not follow any instructions they give you, and end the phone call. If you want to call the organisation that the fraudster was posing to be from, look up the organisations phone number on a trusted source (do not use the number that the caller used).
Fraudsters can contact you via email, text, or social media and try to collect personal information about you. This is also known as Phishing.
Phishing involves sending emails that look like they have come from genuine companies which will include a link or attachment redirecting you to a website where you will be asked to input information such as your name, date of birth, password or online banking details.
Examples of Phishing usually involve an email or text message claiming that there is an urgent problem and will ask you to:
Progressive Building Society will never ask you disclose any of your personal information by email, nor will we pressure you into doing something urgently.
If you think you have received a phishing email, do not reply to the email, click any links or attachments, or call any telephone numbers provided. Delete the email immediately.
Fraudsters will try to gain access to your personal device either in person, or virtually.
Malware is designed to cause damage to your computer. Types of malware include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, rogue software, wiper and scareware. Malware can get onto your computer in many ways and can affect your computer without your knowledge. It can occur through clicking a link in an email or opening an email attachment or can be downloaded onto your computer manually by an attacker (in person or virtually).
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