Common scams you need to avoid

Scam emails and texts

If you click on a fake link in a scam email or text, fraudsters could steal your details.

Avoid scam messages

Scam calls

If your details are stolen, fraudsters can use them to win your trust on a call.

Avoid scam calls

Social media scams

Fraudsters create social media profiles to try to steal your money.

Stay safe on social media

Investment scams

Discover how fraudsters pretend to be financial companies and advisers.

Avoid investment scams

Buying online scams

Fraudsters offer items for sale online that are fake or don’t exist.

Buy online safely

Romance scams

Some dating profiles are fake, created by fraudsters to steal your money.

Avoid romance scams

Student scams

Fraudsters and criminals target everyone, including young people and students.

Learn about student scams

Latest scams

Fraudsters keep changing their scams, but they always want to steal your details and money.

Go to latest scams

What do you know about fraud?

Is it really only older people who get scammed? We spoke with the people of Glasgow to find out how much they know about fraud.

Other scams to watch out for

How to protect yourself from fraud

Protect your devices

Discover how to keep your mobile phone, laptop and other devices safe.

Learn about device safety

Protect your passwords

If you create strong passwords, they can stop fraudsters from getting into your online accounts.

How to create strong passwords

Protect your identity

Your personal and banking details can help a fraudster to steal your identity.

How to keep your identity safe

Card safety

Your bank card can help you to avoid scams, but only if you use it properly.

Protect your card

How we protect you

Our up-to-date security systems and staff help to keep your money safe.

How we fight fraud

Further support and how to report fraud

Take Five to Stop Fraud

It could protect you and your money.

Go to Take Five

Take Five to Stop Fraud

It could protect you and your money.

Go to Take Five

Police Scotland

To report a scam, Contact Police Scotland on 101.

Contact Police Scotland

Register with CIFAS

CIFAS can prevent fraudsters from using your name to apply for products or services.

Visit CIFAS website

Have you been scammed?

Contact us right away if you think you've been scammed. We can then guide you on what to do next.

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