9th April 2024

Shield your Wealth: Stay Alert, Scams Avert!


It’s really important that we all know how to protect ourselves and those around us from financial scams.

The States of Jersey Police (SoJP) and Jersey Financial Crime Unit (JFCU) have issued a public warning following a series of sophisticated scams, where imposters posing as bank representatives have defrauded dozens of victims in the island, resulting in losses exceeding £10s of thousands of pounds, since January this year.

They’re urging us to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity immediately by contacting the States of Jersey Police on 01534 612 612.

Here are some tips on how to protect yourself and loved ones:

Never Share Sensitive Information:

  • Do not disclose online banking passwords, one-time security codes, PINs, or tokens to anyone over the phone.

 Verify Independently:

  • If you're uncertain about the legitimacy of a call regarding your bank account, end the call immediately.
  • Then, contact your bank or financial institution directly using the official number from your banking app or the back of your bank card.

 Stay Alert:

  • Your bank will never request personal security details, such as passwords and codes.
  • If you receive a suspicious call, hang up at once.
  • Do not respond to, or click on, links in text messages purporting to be from your bank.

 Community Vigilance:

  • Check on friends and family, especially those who are more susceptible to such scams, to ensure they are aware of these fraudulent schemes and know how to protect themselves.

The SoJP and the JFCU are committed to combating financial crime and protecting all islanders from these predatory tactics.

For more information on how to prevent financial fraud or to report a scam.

States of Jersey Police - How to Spot a Scam or visit www.fraudprevention.je

Report a scam by telephoning the States of Jersey Police on 01534 612 612.