BPS Payment - Beware of Fraud

Finances and farm_38444Protect your BPS payment and don't fall foul of fraud

Be aware of fraud:

Banks have previously warned that fraudsters may target farmers who receive subsidy payments. It's possible that similar fraudulent activity could take place this year, remember:

  • Your bank, police or the RPA will never ask you to reveal your online password, PIN or bank account details or ask you to make a payment over the phone.
  • Never enter into a conversation with someone you don't know or open unknown or unexpected computer links or emails. If in doubt, call the organisation back, ideally on a different telephone, using a number you are familiar with or you know to be official. You can usually find this on the organisation's website, correspondence or statement.
  • Contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 without delay for advice and to register your concern.

Last edited on: 08:12:2016

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