Where can I learn more about fraud protection?
The Barclays Wealth website contains lots of information about how you can protect yourself from financial fraud.
In addition we recommend the following external sites:
Get safe online: This site has been developed by the Government, police and industry. It offers advice on staying safe online and protecting your computer and the personal information it contains.
Identity theft : Developed by the Government, Metropolitan Police and various industry bodies, this site offers detailed advice about identity theft and how you can protect yourself from it.
VISA website : This service, in association with Visa, protects your card against unauthorised use when you shop online at participating retailers.
Mailing Preference Service : By registering with this service, you can reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive, which can help reduce the risk of identity theft. You can also register the details of relatives who've passed away.
Metropolitan Police Service : This site contains more detailed information about specific frauds, such as identity theft and advance fee fraud, as well as alerts about the latest scams taking place in London.
UK Payments Administration (formally APACS) : APACS is the UK payments association and its website contains information about the major types of payment fraud.
Card Watch : Contains useful information about card fraud for consumers and businesses alike.
CIFAS Protective Registration : UK fraud prevention service CIFAS offers Protective Registration to people who have fallen victim to, or are at risk of, identity theft. This service flags your personal file, so that when CIFAS member companies like ours receive an application in your name, they'll conduct extra checks to ensure that the application is genuine.
Check these sites regularly to make sure that your browsers, operating systems and applications are up to date and install any patches that may be required.
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