The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have advised that during this period of uncertainty following the EU exit there is a greater risk of scams being perpetrated against businesses and consumers.

To protect yourself from being scammed, you should remain vigilant and:

If you have any doubts at all about what you are being asked to do, check directly with the bank or company you are dealing with.

Always use contact details that you can trust, for example telephone numbers provided on bank statements, utility bills, or policy documents.

The Financial Conduct Authority has a website ( where you can check whether a bank or financial services firm is registered.

Remember, you can report suspected scams and suspicious activity at

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