Action Fraud

Action Fraud – find out about the latest scams and online fraud, and how to avoid them.

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If you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, report it to us at, or by calling 0300 123 2040


70+ Scams and How to Avoid Them – a comprehensive A-Z list of common scams, schemes and online fraud published by CompariTech.

Different Scams (PDF)

Fake Emails (PDF) (more details about various different scams)

Fake Calls (PDF)

Beware Of Doorstep Pedlars (PDF)

Door To Door Sales People (PDF)

Scam Alert- Fake Argos Texts (PDF)

Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill (PDF)

TSB Phishing Attacks (PDF)

Burglaries: When away please make sure that your home looks lived in by using timer switches and having a neighbour you trust help by parking on your driveway and opening / closing curtains if at all possible.
Please secure all valuables and invest in good quality locks and gates . Victim support and some police stations hold a number of crime prevention items at low costs , contact your nearest station for more information. For more information, please visit our website:

Rogue Traders If you have anyone on your door that will not leave, is very persistent or becomes abusive towards you please call 999. If you should see someone acting suspiciously in your area please report to the police on 101 or email