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Scams and fraud

Nearly half of people in the UK have been targeted by a scam, yet we know that less than 5% of victims will report the crime to the authorities. That's why throughout Scams Awareness Month (July) we are highlighting the steps that you can take to protect yourself. Don’t suffer in silence – speak out about scams.

Scams information and advice

  • Pension scams

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

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

    Criminals send thousands of emails to people in the hope they'll disclose private information. Learn how to spot them.
  • Investment scams

    An estimated £1.2bn is lost to investment fraud each year. Find out how to spot an investment scam and use the FCA Warning List tool.
  • Nuisance calls

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

    Criminals target people online through fake websites, bogus emails and even chat rooms. Here are 5 common things to watch out for.
  • 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

    If you have fallen victim to a scam, it can be devastating. Fortunately, support is available.

Call our advice line

0808 808 7575 0808 808 7575

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  • Report fraud

    You can report fraud, including online or internet crimes, using the Action Fraud reporting tool.
  • Download Avoiding Scams booklet

    This guide explains the different ways you might be contacted, some of the most common scams and what you can do if you fall victim to one.