NatWest issues worrying scam warning – filling out online surveys could put you at risk

“Then, two or three days later, you might get a call from somebody who seems to know a lot about you.”

Urging Britons to take care and remain vigilant, Mr Costain added: “Be really wary about who you give your information to online and even just innocuous competition where you give away your name, address, phone number and date of birth, could lead you to be targeted in a couple of days’ time.

“Don’t be your own worst enemy.”

“You can’t help a data breach and they lose your details,” Mr Costain said of companies, adding: “But what you can help is giving your information away freely to people because there mightn’t be an actual competition but what they are trying to do is harvest victims’ details.

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