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Protect yourself

You can take practical steps to protect yourself from scams:

  • Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Never provide personal information and banking details to anybody you don’t know and trust.
  • Keep your devices secure. Install computer protection software and a firewall, and change your passwords regularly.
  • Be wary of unsolicited emails, phone calls or letters saying you have unclaimed funds or are owed money.
  • Consider what information you post on social media and networking sites, as scammers use publicly available information to target victims.
  • Keep your filing and accounting systems well organised, and have clear procedures for verifying, paying and managing accounts and invoices.
  • Don’t be bullied or pressured into paying for goods you didn’t order.