Unfortunately, the web is not just full of warm and safe places like Zopa, there are plenty of risks to to be aware of. Phishing is one of them.
Phishing is when fraudsters will try to convince you to enter your secure information on a website that looks legitimate, but isn’t. They do this by sending out emails that appear to come from companies that you may have accounts with – e.g. Amazon, eBay, Barclays and asking you to confirm some information on a linked web site.
This site asks you to look at 10 emails that appear to come from companies, and judge whether each one is legitimate or a phishing attempt. It’s well worth a try, and the explanations of why each email was genuine or fake are particularly good.
Check it out, and have a look at my previous post while you’re at it.
If you get any emails that appear to come from Zopa and ask you to confirm your password, or other details, please don’t act on them. Forward them to us at email@example.com, and if you’re ever in doubt, don’t click on a link in an email, but open a new browser window, and type in the www.zopa.com URL yourself.