Being wary of fraud online

For the most part, the world has moved online.
Unfortunately, fraudsters and criminals have followed.
Ruffer LLP
Alexandra Ringer
Director – Business Risk and Resilience

At Ruffer we seek to be vigilant, and we urge our clients to do the same.

This means being wary of impersonations and requests for personal information. For example, we are aware the Ruffer name has recently been misused on Instagram in an attempt to access money fraudulently from people. 

If you are a Ruffer client, please only get in touch with us the way you always have: over the telephone or by email with your usual Ruffer contact. If you’re in any doubt, please speak to us on +44 (0)20 7963 8100 or via ruffer@ruffer.co.uk

The National Crime Agency have laid out some useful guidance to help protect against fraud. They suggest you –

  • Stop: taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe
  • Challenge: could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you
  • Protect: contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

There are also other useful sources of information on how you can protect yourself, including the FCA, the Information Commissioner and the national Stop, Take Five campaign. 

Remember, if you think you have received a communication from a fraudulent party, please report this to Action Fraud and break off any contact with the suspected fraudster.

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