What is Take Five?
Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.
Many people may already know the dos and don’ts of financial fraud and scams. Remember no-one should ever contact you out of the blue to ask for your full PIN or full password, or ever make you feel pressured into moving money to another account. But sometimes under pressure we can forget this.
Different types of scams, how to avoid them and how to report them, are reference on our dedicated webpage ‘How to recognise a scam’.
Seek information and advice or join other leading people and organisations in spreading the word about on and offline scams and fraud, on the Take Five website.