Protect 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.