The digital age brings huge opportunities. Finding and sharing information, shopping and banking online have never been easier. But our use of digital has grown quicker than our knowledge of how to keep safe while doing so.

We invest millions in strong digital defences to keep you and your wealth safe from cybercriminals.

But fraudsters target us as individuals too. It’s often easier for them to manipulate people than hack a computer. Knowing how to protect yourself is important.

Sharing information on social media or storing it on mobile devices and computers without proper protection leaves you vulnerable to criminals using that information to target you.

Fake emails, phone calls and text messages are used to trick you into paying money or handing over private details. Never be pressured into doing things quickly, never give out your PIN, passcode or passwords, and do not click on links or open attachments in an unsolicited email.

At Barclays Wealth Management, we are committed to proactively helping you enjoy the digital age confidently and safely.

Here we explain how to stay safe online, the common tactics fraudsters use, and tips on how to avoid them.

If you think you are a victim of fraud then contact our Wealth Client Services on: 0800 376 7954 if you are in the UK or 0044 207 574 3017 if you calling from abroad.

For more information about how to stay safe digitally, you can visit our dedicated digital safety website.

If you think you are a victim of fraud

If you are in the UK, then contact Wealth Client Services on

0800 376 7954

If you calling from abroad

+44 (0)20 7574 3017