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Keeping your money safe online

Tuesday 26 November 2013 Yourself

This page and the others it links to will help you to understand how to keep your money safe, particularly when you're online.

In the last 3 years alone over £8 million has been taken from students through simple scams, frauds or other such attacks. By being aware of some of the key risks, you can find out what steps you can take to ensure your money is safe. Below we have provided some simple advice for students to follow. Even if you think you know the risks and would never fall foul, you may still be at risk. It is never too late to learn more about the threats out there and to think about what you are doing.

Upfront payments - know the risks

Keeping your bank account safe

Staying safe from cyber crime

Staying safe from card fraud

Protecting yourself from identity theft

‘The Devil’s in Your Details’ highlights the importance of protecting your personal information. Personal details such as names, addresses and dates of birth are valuable to a fraudster yet many people share these things all the time on social media without even thinking about it. It’s important to remember to check that who you share your details with is genuine, whether this is on the phone, in person or online. Click here to access the interactive website.

If you need advice about fraud or you wish to report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit