New code will help gamers protect themselves from fraud and scams


Gamers are being urged to protect themselves from online fraud with the launch of a new Game Players Code.

Lloyds Bank research has uncovered how gaming has become another battleground in the fight against scams.

According to Lloyds Bank, one in five (20%) video game players have been, or know someone who has been, the victim of a gaming scam. Further, almost a third of players (32%) are worried about fraud when playing on their computer, mobile or console.

But fewer than three in ten (29%) players are aware of how to spot a gaming-related scam, with just 8% saying they have seen information or warnings about the risks of fraud whilst playing.

To tackle the issue, Lloyds Bank has teamed up with gaming body Ukie and City, University of London to share preventative advice for players of all ages to help combat fraud.

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