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Scams and fraud

With the help of our varied guides, we'll help you spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.

Scams information and advice

  • Report fraud

    Have you been the victim of fraud? Report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.
  • Pension scams

    If you're considering claiming your full pension early, it's important to ensure you don't expose your savings to scammers.
  • Staying safe online

    Criminals send thousands of emails to people in the hope they'll disclose private information. Learn how to spot them.
  • Safe on your doorstep

    Someone may come to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money. We'll help you spot a bogus trader and other fraudsters.
  • Investment scams

    An estimated £1.2bn is lost to investment fraud each year. Find out how to spot a scam and use the FCA Warning List to check an opportunity.
  • Phone scams and cold calls

    Nuisance calls can be annoying, frustrating and quite frightening. But there are some simple things that you can do to protect yourself.
  • Postal scams

    Sometimes it's difficult to spot the difference between scam mail and offers from legitimate companies. Watch out for these common signs.
  • Support for scam victims

    Support is available for the 3 million people who are victims of scams each year.

Latest scams and fraud warnings

Action Fraud, the UK's National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre, have up to date information on current scams and fraud.

See the latest fraud news

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  • Report fraud

    You can report fraud, including online or internet crimes, using the Action Fraud reporting tool.
  • Postal scams

    One of the ways that scammers commonly contact people is through the post. Learn how to protect yourself.

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