Reporting Scams


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Publication Date

September 21, 2023


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Some of us are more vulnerable to scams and fraud, and support exists for victims of fraud. Action Fraud provide enhanced services including additional support, counselling and information for vulnerable victims, such as:

You can report fraudulent scams to Action Fraud using their online reporting tool, or by calling them on 0300 123 2040.

To report fraud on behalf of a vulnerable person, you should make this clear to Action Fraud, so they receive the right support.

You can report scams to your local police by calling 101 (non-emergency). If you have been threatened, feel unsafe or have concerns about a young person, you can call the police on 999 (emergency number).

You can forward information on fraudulent HMRC emails, texts and phone calls to [email protected] or forward suspicious text messages to 60599.

Many other companies and statutory bodies have specialised teams who work to combat fraud. You can contact banks and companies you use to find out how you can report fraud.

You can also report any financial scams to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) using their online reporting form.

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