Take five – stop fraud

Britain’s departure from the EU will provide criminals with an opportunity to target you with fraud and scams. These may include:

• Tricking you into purchasing European Health Insurance Cards from unofficial websites

• Fake HMRC websites urging businesses trading with the EU to register for a “UK trade number”

• Unsolicited calls/emails, using the current news around Brexit, to encourage you to make new investments.

Stay ahead of the criminals by always taking a moment to #Stop and #Challenge any requests for your personal/financial information or money. Remember they’re experts at tricking you into believing they’re from trusted organisations using urgent language and even easily obtainable personal information so ensure you #TakeFive

You can protect yourself by seeking advice directly from the gov.uk website below and contacting organisations directly using a known email or phone number. If you’re planning on making any investments, check the Financial Conduct Authority’s register for regulated firms, individuals and bodies. Additionally, HMRC will never ask you for your personal or payment information via emails or text messages. #StopChallengeProtecthttps://www.gov.uk/transition