General guidance on protecting your information

There are a number of steps that you can take to protect your personal information online:


Be Aware: Ensure you have appropriate privacy settings on social media and other websites to restrict who can see your information.

Consider that emails and phone calls asking for personal information could be fake.

Information such as your telephone number, date of birth, address or bank account number can be used by fraudsters to attempt to steal your identity.

Don’t Click: Links in emails, posts, tweets or texts could be malicious or be used to try and gain access to your information, don’t click on them if you are unsure.

Think Twice: Take your time and be aware that fraudsters will try and make you panic so as not to properly consider what you are doing.

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.