We want you to feel safe and secure when you're using the Vodafone website. Follow these top tips and protect yourself against online fraud.
1. Register your details online
When you sign up to My Vodafone make sure you have your phone ready because you’ll need it to receive a verification code. Once you’ve received the code by text message you can create your very own password. This will ensure that your personal details are kept safe so only you can access them. Keep this password safe and don't share it with anyone else.
2. Forgot your password?
If you’ve lost or forgotten your password you can create a new one using My Vodafone. To make sure this process is secure you’ll need your phone to receive the verification code. No one can get this code, or change your password, without being able to read the text message. Once you receive it you’ll have 15 minutes to register a new password before the code expires.
3. Change your self service PIN
Bill pay customers need their self-service PIN (SSP) to access private details like their monthly bill or to make a payment. It’s made up of the last four digits of your customer number and can be found on any Vodafone bill. To protect yourself against fraud or theft we suggest that you change your self service PIN once you register.
4. Install anti-virus software on your PC or Mac
To make sure your online experience is safe for all the family we recommend that you install anti-virus software on all your personal computers. Vodafone PC Protection guards against all computer viruses and dangerous programs including worms, trojans, rootkits and zero-day attacks. It also offers parental control so you can monitor your kids’ Internet usage. Learn more about this great service.
5. Activate your pop up window blocker software
Pop up windows can be really annoying when you're online and trying to get something done. Most pop ups are just online advertising tools trying to attract web traffic and can appear when you're browsing or even if you're not browsing at all! The good news is that most Internet browsers include pop up window blockers in the software. We recommend that you leave this turned on at all times to be protected against Internet viruses and fraud.
6. Be aware of fraudulent emails
If you receive an email asking you to validate personal or financial information please delete it straight away. You may even be asked to click a link or download an attachment. Make sure you don't open the link or any documents contained in these messages!
Vodafone NEVER asks customers to send login details or financial details through email.