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Package delivery or rearrange scam texts and emails

Fraudsters are targeting customers through texts and emails claiming to be delivery companies such as Royal Mail or DPD. These texts/emails are trying to obtain personal details and/or account secuirty information. Please be vigilant and don't click any links or disclose any information.

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Important customer reminder

Scam artists continue to target customers via texts, emails and phone calls, claiming to be from trustworthy organisations (such as the police, or your bank). Fraudsters will try and use these modes of communication to obtain your confidential information and account details...

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The FCA warns of online scams in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin

Consumers are being urged to be vigilant towards investment scams that may be advertised on social media, including sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The fraudulent adverts are offering investment into cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, as well as binary options, contracts for difference (CFD), and forex.

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Warnings of an increase in text scams

Text message scams are on the rise, say Financial Fraud Action UK. Texts which look like they are from your bank may claim there is fraudulent activity on your account, or ask you to verify your account or security details in full. Special software can make a text look like…

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'Binary options are being used for investment scams,' say fraudsters

A binary is something relating to, or made up of, two things. You may have heard of 'binary options'. These are financial options where there are only two possible outcomes: win or lose. You bet on the price of something, such as whether stocks will rise or fall: get it right, you make money - get it wrong, you lose money...

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Loan fee scams

A loan fee scam is when you are asked to pay an upfront fee when applying for a loan or credit. Once the payment has been made, the lender will not pay out the loan or credit amount but keep the initial fee.

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Report fraud

Scams can be sophisticated. If you fear you've fallen victim to fraud, call us immediately on:

+44(0)3457 212 212 – for current account customers

+44(0)345 600 6000 – for credit card customers

+44(0)3457 213 213 – for business banking customers

Please note, calls to these numbers will be charged. See call charges

Likewise, contact us asap if you've noticed some suspicious activity on your account or think someone has acquired your account details.

Fraudsters will sometimes send fake emails claiming to be from trusted organisations. If you suspect a smile email of being a scam, please let us know by forwarding it to ihaveseenascam@co‑operativebank.co.uk