Everything you need to know about your online security, including phishing emails and keeping your personal data safe, so you can shop with peace of mind.
Always keep your password secret, including never re-using the same password for multiple websites e.g. your M&S account password should be different from any other online services you use. If you are using the same password, change it as soon as possible.
Check online resources regularly to discover if any of your accounts and passwords have been compromised – if they have, immediately change your passwords and never re-use passwords across sites.
Choose passwords that are difficult for others to guess. The National Cyber Security Centre publishes guidance on this.
Phishing emails are emails that claim to be from well-known companies which try to get you to hand over sensitive information such as account, credit card or bank details. These emails attempt to copy the appearance of a popular website or company in order to commit identity fraud. We will never ask you to confirm any account or credit card details via email. If you do receive an email claiming to be from marksandspencer.com asking you to do so, please do not respond to it.
We’re aware of a number of spoof emails in circulation, including one purporting to contain a voucher offering £250 off at M&S, one inviting you to claim an unclaimed gift card and a fraud check email. None of these are genuine. Please do not follow any links included such messages as they may take you to a fraudulent website, and please do not share any requested information.
We will never, for any reason, ask you to send us the following information in an email:
If you do receive an email which you believe to be a phishing email, contact Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre. As they receive substantial examples of these kind of emails, they have the power to investigate and enforce. Marks & Spencer security has no direct power to stop these scams so reporting it this way would be the most beneficial.
For more details, read our full privacy and security policy.
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