11 December 2015

A dozen tips to avoid the festive fraudsters

Bargain hunting, panic buying and a busy social life make Christmas a prime opportunity for fraudsters to relieve shoppers of their hard-earned cash, so it’s a good time to make sure you’re staying safe.

Our infographic shows you 12 pointers to help you stay alert this Christmas.

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Allan Clare, Nationwide’s Financial Crime Director, said: “Christmas is an opportunity to celebrate after a long year, but it’s also a prime opportunity for canny fraudsters to take advantage of our goodwill.

“The good news is that by knowing what to look out for, we can protect ourselves. Context is everything when it comes to a successful scam, particularly at Christmas when we’re all looking for a bargain or that final present. By being careful, never giving out your details and deleting anything that looks too good to be true, we can have a happy and financially healthy Christmas.”

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