Keep your family safe
It's important to keep you and your family safe from scams. If you know what to look out for then you can protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud.
Partner and spouse fraud
When you're in a relationship, you may share some day to day costs. But if you let your partner use your account and the relationship ends, they may still be able to take your money.
What you can do:
- Don’t share your banking details - If it’s your account, you should be the only person to use the bank card and PIN, and to log onto Online Banking.
- Get a joint account - If you live with a partner and share costs, you could get a joint account. This will give both of you your own banking details. And if the relationship ends you can close the account.
- Choose a strong password and PIN code - Don’t use personal dates or names that someone close to you could guess. If your partner knows your banking details and the relationship ends, you should change them.
- Don't write bank details down - Don’t write down your PIN or password or other banking details. This will stop anyone else from using them. You can use the mobile banking app to get an instant reminder of your PIN if you forget it.
- Put cash in the bank - Make sure you keep most of your cash in the bank and not in the house.
- Keep an eye on cheques - If you have a cheque book, make sure it's kept safe and all the cheques are counted.