Phishing & Internet Security

What should I do if I receive a suspicious email?

Never open suspicous emails and always delete them. The e-mail or a website quoted within it could contain a Trojan or virus and we strongly recommend that you run your anti-virus software to combat this. We also suggest that you ensure your anti-virus software is up to date before running the scan.

If you have opened an email you believe to be bogus, run your anti-virus and anti-spyware software to ensure no malicious software has been activated.


Online Security

Knowing what to look out for is the best way to protect yourself from phishing attempts. Below are the key points to remember if you are concerned about an email you have received:

– Beaufort Securities will never ask you for your username or password in an email.
– Beaufort Securities will never ask you for your password and dealing password on the same web page.

Be aware of the way the email or website looks. Never click on a link or log in to a page that looks unusual in any way. Just by clicking a link within a phishing email could potentially download a harmful virus. Things to look out for include: Page layout – does it look different? URL – is it spelt correctly?

If you have even the slightest doubt about an email you have received please call us on 020 7382 8300, or you can forward it to [email protected] and we can confirm if the correspondence is legitimate.

The safest way to log in to your account is by typing directly into your browser. If you are concerned that you may have divulged any details of accounts held with us please call our Customer Services Team immediately on 020 7382 8300.

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