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Take Five

We're supporting Take Five

We're proud to be supporting the Take Five national campaign that offers straightforward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.

Take Five - Stop, Challenge, Protect

Led by UK Finance, and backed by Her Majesty's Government, the campaign is being delivered with and through a range of partners in the UK payments industry, financial services firms, law enforcement agencies, telecommunication providers, commercial, public and third sector organisations.

Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you'll let your guard down for just a moment. Take Five urges you to stop and consider whether the situation is genuine – to stop and think if what you're being told really makes sense.

Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

Challenge: Could it be fake? It's ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you've been scammed and report it to Action Fraud at or on 0330 123 2040.

We recommend you take a moment to visit the Take Five website and our Fraud and Security Centre section on our website to learn about the most common threats and top tips to avoid fraud and spot scams that could target you or your family.