Make sure you are not a victim of a scam or fraud or find out who to report it to, if you are.
Watch a British Sign Language video with advice about scams.
Use Action Fraud UKs ‘A – Z of Fraud’ if you have been told you are a victim of fraud but are not sure what has happened.
Think Jessica Campaign gives advice about what to look out for if you are older or care for someone who is older.
Get up-to-date information about current scams and frauds from the Metropolitan Police.
Recognising Common Online Frauds and Scams
Criminals often send fake emails to get you to give them your personal or bank details. This is called ‘phishing’.
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Money mules are criminals that try to get you to transfer stolen money between bank accounts. Find out more about ‘money mules’ from
Malicious software sometimes gets onto your computer through scam or a fake emails.Malicious software is often called ‘malware’.
Reporting Frauds and Scams
Scams and frauds are criminal offences. Always report fraud to the police.