Shopping, Banking & Payments

Shopping, Banking & Payments

The ability to make purchases, bank, book holidays and make payments on the internet has transformed the way many of us live our lives. Such online transactions, however, are commonly targeted by fraudsters because, unlike actually being at a store checkout or bank counter, we cannot actually see who we are paying our money to. 

Most reputable organisations make it as safe as possible for their customers to conduct business with them online. But today’s cybercriminals are highly skilled at creating fake websites, and persuading you to do what they want.  

Whether you are shopping, banking, booking or gambling online, this section will tell you how to proceed safely, and give you valuable advice on what to do if you become a victim of online crime. 

Auction Sites

Using auction sites to buy and sell goods safely and without hassle.

Buying Tickets

Don’t miss your favourite band, team or movie by being scammed.

Online Gambling

Keep it safe with these top tips.


Choosing and using passwords correctly is very important.


Simple advice on how to keep online banking safe.

Holiday & Travel Booking

Put your feet up and relax with our online booking advice.

Online Payments

Everything you need to know to keep online payments safe and sound.


Check out these great tips for your shopping basket!