Cases of criminals impersonating banks increased by 94% in 2020. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Your bank/police will never ask you to transfer money to a safe account or contact you asking for your full PINs, full passwords or passcodes.
  • Only give your personal or financial info to services you have consented to and expect contact from.
  • Contact your bank or an organisation directly using a known email or phone number.
  • Don’t give anyone remote access to your computer following a cold call or unsolicited text.

Forward suspicious emails to and forward suspected scam texts to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.

Posted on social media by Merseyside Police