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Scams - What to do

What should you do if you, or someone you know, has been scammed?

If you or someone you know has been the target of a scam, and fallen victim to it, you should report it to the police on 101 and to Action Fraud either through their online reporting tool or calling 0300 123 2040, as soon as possible.  The online form takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Action Fraud is the national online and financial fraud reporting database, which exists to build an accurate picture of frauds and scams, in order to help police and other agencies prevent more of these crimes taking place.

After reporting a scam, you’ll get a police crime reference number and the case will be referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau for analysis by the City of London Police. Not every report results in an investigation, but each helps build a clearer national picture of fraud.

You can also report phishing attempts where you have not lost any money or exposed your personal details.

However, Action Fraud cannot help you recover any money lost to fraud.

You can download more information using the links below:

Action Fraud Consumer Leaflet 2.72 MB 12/07/2018
Advance Fee Fraud Fact Sheet 783.33 KB 10/07/2018
Age Uk Avoiding Scams 303.19 KB 10/07/2018
Age UK Staying Safe 445.21 KB 10/07/2018
Computer Software Service Fraud 842.77 KB 10/07/2018
Doorstep Scams 368.33 KB 10/07/2018
Email Scams 490.03 KB 10/07/2018
Giving Safely Leaflet 676.08 KB 10/07/2018
Investment or Pension 508.19 KB 10/07/2018
Lottery and Prize Draw Scams 328.75 KB 10/07/2018
Pension Scams Booklet 171.35 KB 10/07/2018
Scams 638.98 KB 10/07/2018
Take Five Leaflet 2.93 MB 12/07/2018
The Little Book of Big Scams 2.01 MB 12/07/2018
The Little Book of Cyber Scams 2.02 MB 26/07/2018