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Joint Account Guide

If you think you are experiencing economic abuse; it is important to ensure your online accounts and devices are safe. The following guides can help you secure your devices and accounts Secure your tech from abuse – guides | Refuge Tech Safety  It is advisable even if you are no longer living with the abuser to use a safe device to follow the instructions below and advisable to create a safe new email account for correspondence with agencies, follow up email security guide for further information Keep my emails private guide | Refuge Tech Safety 

Some actions you take to increase your security or privacy might alert an abuser, and they might escalate their abusive behaviour. Before looking into what’s happening, we can help you to create a safety plan tailored to your situation:

Use a safe device to contact Refuge’s 24hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. This could be a phone from a trusted friend, family member, neighbour, or a computer in a library, school, or workplace. Use a safe device to contact Refuge’s 24hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline via live chat Monday-Friday 3-10pm via www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk.

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Closing joint accounts
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