We set up a fake competition to see how many people we can get to hand over their personal details in order to win a holiday of a lifetime and some spending money.
But it’s important to remember when it comes to handing out your data, things may not always be as they seem.
Chris: Woah woah woah! You have just shared a lot of information, why have you given away your personal details? How do you know this isn’t a scam?
Female Scammer: Would you like to win £5,000 and an amazing holiday to Thailand?
Male Scammer: Just a couple of details and that’s it.
Female Scammer: It’s like a dream holiday.
Female Customer 1: Yeah.
Female Scammer: Yeah?
Female Customer 1: Brilliant.
Female Customer 1: I thought that I was safe because I am just there on my own, I can just enter my details.
Female Customer 2: It’s dangerous. It’s not cool people can take your money.
Male Customer 1: In a shopping centre people trust that things are legitimate.
Male Customer 2: It looks alright to me.
Male Customer 3: Once I was in it, I felt a little bit embarrassed to then go oh is this fraud? Is it safe?
Here are some straightforward tips to stop you from becoming a victim of fraud. Trust your instincts, you can always say no to a request for information.
Female Customer 3: And who are you sharing my information with?
Female Scammer 2: Urm…
Female Customer 3: They were asking more and more questions and as soon as it came to your bank information I saw red and I thought no. By that time I’d already given them a few things that I shouldn’t have.
Don’t assume an email, a text, any interaction, is genuine.
Female Customer 1: CAMS is an anagram of SCAM.
Male Customer 1: [laughing]: Oh yeah, you’re right! I like that.