Common scams you need to avoid

Scam emails and texts

Fraudsters send emails and texts with fake links to try to steal your details.

Avoid scam messages

Scam calls

If fraudsters steal your details, they can use them to win your trust on a call.

Avoid scam calls

Social media scams

Some social media profiles are fake and just want to steal your money.

Stay safe on social media

Investment scams

Do you know how to spot a fake financial company or adviser?

Avoid investment scams

Buying online scams

Fraudsters use online marketplaces to sell fake items or ones that don’t exist.

Buy online safely

Romance scams

Fraudsters create dating profiles to steal your money.

Avoid romance scams

Student scams

Fraudsters and criminals often target students and young people.

Avoid student scams

Latest scams

Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to try to steal your details and money. 

Go to the latest scams

Watch our video on protecting yourself from fraud

Fraud expert, Dr Elisabeth Carter, explains how fraudsters manipulate people to steal their money.

Other scams to watch out for

How to protect yourself from fraud

Protect your devices

We explain why you need to keep your devices safe and how to do it.

Learn about device safety

Protect your passwords

Fraudsters may try to guess your passwords to get into your online accounts.

How to create strong passwords

Protect your identity

If a fraudster steals your personal and banking details, they can use your identity.

How to keep your identity safe

Card safety

Do you know how to protect your bank card when using it online or out and about?

Protect your card

How we protect you

We use a whole range of methods to protect you from fraud.

How we fight fraud

Further support and how to report fraud

Take Five to Stop Fraud

It could protect you and your money.

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Take Five to Stop Fraud

It could protect you and your money.

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Action Fraud

Contact Action Fraud to report a crime or to get general advice.

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Register with CIFAS

CIFAS can prevent fraudsters from using your name to apply for products or services.

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Have you been scammed?

Contact us right away if you think you've been scammed. We can then guide you on what to do next.

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