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 email@example.com and forward suspected scam texts to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.
Posted on social media by Merseyside Police