Scam warning: Britons losing millions to online identity fraud – how to protect yourself | Personal Finance | Finance

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Phishing, when fraudsters trick victims into parting with their cash through false pretences, made up more than half the top ten identity theft search results on Google.

He said: “Another big mistake people make when using the internet is to click or respond to phishing scams.

“If you ever receive an email asking for sensitive information, always double-check through another route of communication and remember that banks specifically will never ask for your information this way.”

Despite concerns over online safety, the scam expert highlighted that a great deal of support is available to those who have been targeted.

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