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Scams and fraud

We'll help you spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.

I've been scammed, what do I do?

If you’ve been the victim of a scam, you’re not alone. Scams are increasingly common and many people are caught out.

How can I keep my money and information safe from scams?

A scammer may try to approach you on your doorstep, by post, over the phone or online. They’ll often pretend to be someone they’re not, or make misleading offers of services or investments.

Pension scams

Keep your pension safe from scammers by learning how to spot a pension scam.

Doorstep scams

We'll help you spot a bogus trader and other fraudsters who might come to your door.

Staying safe online

The internet has lots of positive aspects, but there are things you need to keep a lookout for.

Investment scams

Find out how to spot an investment scam and use the FCA Warning List to check an opportunity.

Postal scams

Sometimes it's difficult to spot scam mail. Watch out for these common signs.

What can I do if I'm worried about someone?

If you’re worried that someone you know is being scammed, you should have a look at our advice on what to do if you're worried about someone.

We're here to help

You can order printed copies of any of our guides and factsheets by calling our advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also offer support and specialist advice through the advice line and at over 130 local Age UKs.

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