Help in Preventing Financial Fraud Online

This is a little more broad ranging than my normal tips on preventing computer malware, etc but when I saw this I thought it would be worth running by you all as there is overlap.  The other day in our neighbourhood the police were called because someone spotted a man following the postie - he was pulling post out of the letter flaps apparently in search of people's identity!!

The 5 points below seem pretty obvious but check out the video clip below them and it will make you think:

  1. Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password
  2. Don’t assume an email, text or phone call is authentic (** My note: esp. phone calls - I've refused giving info plenty of times)
  3. Don’t be rushed – a genuine organisation won’t mind waiting
  4. Listen to your instincts – you know if something doesn’t feel right (1 in 4 victims knew immediately they'd made a mistake)
  5. Stay in control – don’t panic and make a decision you’ll regret