Take Five campaign

The Take Five campaign led by the FFA and backed by the police, banking industry and consumer groups, aims to fight the rise of financial fraud by reminding people of the simple things they can do to avoid becoming victims.

About Take Five

  • Take Five is a national campaign that offers advice to help consumers prevent financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.
  • It is backed by UK Finance, the Home Office and range of banks, building societies, law enforcement agencies, commercial and other organisations. By working together commercial organisations, banks, Government and consumers can help to stop fraud.

Why Take Five?

  • Criminals operate sophisticated scams that can catch out even savvy consumers.
  • Yet, there are ways to confidently protect yourself from fraud, which starts with taking five seconds and remembering a simple principle/message ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so’

Be alert

A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you asking for your PIN, full password or to move money to a safe account. Don’t give out personal or financial details.

Clicking on links/files: Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Personal information: Always question uninvited approaches and never give out personal or financial details, in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

Think: ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so’

You can find out more about the campaign by visiting the Take Five website


See the Take Five campaign brought to life in our range of videos

Take five to stop fraud
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