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E-mail: Fraud

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the banking industry on phishing e-mails; what steps her Department is taking to prevent phishing; and if she will make a statement. (181139)

The Home Secretary has not had any discussions with the banking industry on this matter.

The Government have a dialogue with the banking and internet industries through our joint initiative, GetSafeOnline. This has the purpose of providing information to the public on protecting themselves against e-crime, such as phishing.

The UK banking industry also helps online banking customers stay safe while online through BankSafeOnline. org. Customers can also report scams through this site.