Financial scams and how to avoid them
Be fraud smart
Find out how some of the most common scams work, so you know how to avoid them.
Phone calls, letters, emails and texts from scammers can seem legitimate and convincing so it’s important to be vigilant and keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
Become familiar with some of the more common scams listed below. If you think you may have been a victim of a scam, report it immediately to Action Fraud, either by calling 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk . You also need to Contact us straightaway if someone has taken money from your account or you think you’ve accidentally given your details to a fraudster.
Online shopping scams
Email and text message scams
Scam phone calls
Advance fee scams
Think you're a victim of fraud?
Please get in touch with us immediately.
Unfortunately, in some cases, we won’t be able to get your money back if you’ve been a victim of a scam. However, if we know all the details, it’ll help us in the fight against fraud – and help protect you and others from similar scams in the future.