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Fraud smart centre

Meet Derek. He’s become an office legend by spotting scams and saving his company millions.

Explore our hub to find out how he does it – and learn how to protect your company from cybercrime.

Derek the Legend | CEO Impersonation

An office hero? Not if you ask Derek…

Impersonation fraud costs UK businesses millions every year – but not Derek’s. He thinks he’s just doing his job, such as reading emails closely and verifying payments. In reality, he’s saving his company from going under. Watch our video to meet the legend himself.

Derek the Legend | Invoice fraud

Invoice fraud is a very real threat for UK businesses – but not with a defender like Derek.

Derek has become an office legend simply by spotting scams and, in turn, saving his company big money. Want to know how he does it? Watch the action as Derek takes on a fraudster and makes his latest save.


September 2018

CEO impersonation is a type of fraud that is enabled via social engineering. Fraudsters pretend to be a senior manager – often the CEO – in order to persuade a staff member to make a payment.

Phishing is an email-based fraud, and is a form of social engineering. Fraudsters attempt to manipulate the victim in an attempt to divulge passwords or sensitive information that will allow them to steal money.

Vishing involves a fraudster phoning a company in order to convince a member of staff to reveal sensitive company information or make a payment. Smishing is similar – but is carried out through SMS text message.

Invoice fraud involves a fraudster notifying your company that supplier payment details have changed and providing alternative details in order to defraud you.

Fraud awareness animations



Cyber webinar

May 2018

The increasing sophistication of the cyber threat landscape, combined with the introduction of data protection laws, such as GDPR, places increasing pressure on cyber protection responses and data safety. In light of recent major cyber threat events, this calls for robust and intelligent responses to protect our systems.

This webinar discussed the importance of safe-guarding data and cyber security, and the disastrous implications of cyber breaches.

Please note: This link will require you to register before accessing the content

Fraud webinar

January 2018

As technology advances, cyber and fraud attacks are occurring more and more frequently. It’s predicted that by 2021 the damage costs of cyber-attacks will be $6 trillion annually - so it is paramount that businesses are able to best prepare against such threats.

Against this backdrop, our webinar featured representatives from the Global Security team, Digital Security Product team and Global Fraud team. They discussed the top threats to cyber security, examined recent fraud cases and looked at how clients can protect themselves from becoming victims by implementing layered security.

Please note: This link will require you to register before accessing the content

Other resources

You and your employees can gain City & Guilds accreditation through Barclays Digital Wings - free online modules to help you improve your awareness on fraud and other topical subjects.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about fraud contact us on:

0330 156 0155 / 0800 056 4890*

Information about what to do if you receive a fraudulent or suspicious email claiming to be from Barclays can be found in our FAQs section.

    More information

    For more information about how you can safeguard from other threats visit Protecting my business

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or concerns about fraud contact us:

    0330 156 0155 / 0800 056 4890*