We often see the effects of scams which can lead to the loss of significant sums of money and to victimisation and abuse. As scamming techniques have become more sophisticated, all of us are vulnerable to this kind of fraud.
To protect yourself and others if you suspect or are subject to scamming activity, report it to one or more of the following agencies:
Citizens Advice Consumer Service
Helpline: 03454 04 05 06
Textphone: 18001 03454 04 05 06
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Telephone: 0300 123 2040
Textphone: 0300 123 2050
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
- If you’ve shared your bank details contact your bank straight away.
- If you’ve been threatened with violence, report it to the police on 101.
Give as much information as you can – for example, dates, names and email addresses.
You can find more information at:
How to spot a scam
Reporting a scam