Staying Cyber Secure
We're incredibly grateful for any donations we receive and will aim to support people to give in the way that best suits them. It's important that you feel able to give via online methods confidently. Contact us if you have any questions about whether or not an email or online source is actually coming from us.
The UK government gives the following helpful tips with common signs to look out for that may help you spot if an email is not what it seems.
- The “from” email address may contain spelling mistakes, or be a different address to the one you’re used to. Hover your mouse over the top of the email address listed; this will show you the actual hyperlinked address. If this is different from the email address that is displayed, the email is probably fraudulent.
- The email may create a sense of urgency, pressuring you into quick action.
- The sender may be asking for information they should already know, or shouldn’t have access to. For example no legitimate organisation will ever ask for your password.
- There might be an attachment you may be asked to download. Criminals will try to infect your computer by pressuring or enticing you into downloading attachments. If you are not expecting an attachment do not open it.
- You may not be expecting, or would have no reason to receive, an email from the sender.
- Does something just feel off? If something doesn’t feel right about the email, it probably isn’t legitimate.
If you have any questions or concerns about any web pages or emails purporting to come from us then please don't hesitate to contact us to clarify.