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Reduce your chances of falling victim

Alert message sent 18/02/2018 11:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Reduce your chances of falling victim

Personal documents

  • Keep personal documents in a safe, lockable place
  • Shred unwanted documents such as old bills and bank statements
  • If your passport, driving licence or other important documents are lost or stolen, contact the issuer immediately
  • Cancel lost or stolen cards immediately
  • Check your bank and credit card statements carefully. Report any suspicious transactions to your bank.

Online security

  • Use passwords with a combination of letters, characters and numbers
  • Memorise passwords and PINs, and never keep a copy in your purse or wallet
  • Use different passwords or PINs for different accounts
  • Change passwords regularly
  • Ensure you have up to date security and a personal firewall installed on your computer
  • If you receive a suspicious email asking for personal details, do not respond. Visit Banksafeonline for further advice
  • Only conduct transaction on secure websites (look for the padlock)
  • Never use a public computer to access personal information
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Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)

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