Criminals use fake emails and fake websites. They set them up to deceive people into giving away passwords and bank details. The technical word for this is 'phishing.' For example, they might send you an email that looks like it comes from us and it might contain a link to a website that looks like this one. When you try to log on, they can steal your password. They could also ask you to make a phone call or reply by email.
They are good at making their emails and websites look realistic. But you can often spot the fake ones:
- Dodgy looking email or web addresses.
- Poor design, typos or bad spelling.
- They ask you to do something unusual.
- Avoid clicking on links in emails.
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