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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.

Call our advice line

0800 678 1174 0800 678 1174

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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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