Don’t Be Fooled is a partnership between UK Finance and Cifas. It aims to inform students and young people about the risks of giving out their bank details, and deter them from becoming money mules.

About UK Finance

UK Finance is the collective voice for the banking and finance industry.

Representing more than 250 firms across the industry, we act to enhance competitiveness, support customers and facilitate innovation.

We work for and on behalf of our members to promote a safe, transparent and innovative banking and finance industry. We offer research, policy expertise, thought leadership and advocacy in support of our work. We provide a single voice for a diverse and competitive industry. Our operational activity enhances members’ own services in situations where collective industry action adds value.

About Cifas

Cifas is a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation. It is the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, managing the largest confirmed fraud database in the country. Its members are organisations from all sectors, sharing their data across those sectors to reduce instances of fraud and financial crime.

For media enquiries only please contact the UK Finance press office on 020 7416 6750 or press@ukfinance.org.uk.

For media enquiries only please contact the Cifas press office on 07535 537 229 or press@cifas.org.uk

If you have been declined credit, had your bank account closed and believe you may have acted as a money mule, speak to your bank and visit the Cifas website for more information on what to do next.

If you think you may have been a victim of fraud please contact your bank or card issuer as soon as possible using the number advertised on their website. Please also report the incident to Action Fraud.

UK Finance provides general information and advice on the prevention of payment fraud. We do not offer any investigation or law enforcement related services.