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Scams and fraud

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


  • Pension scams

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

Have you been a victim?

You can report fraud, including online and internet crimes, to Action Fraud, who are UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.

You can report the crime on their website or by calling 0300 123 2040.

  • Postal scams

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

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

How to avoid scams

Digital Eagle, Ross Martin, explains what we can do to avoid being scammed

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.

Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

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