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Report scams to warn others

Reporting fraud is important to help stop criminals, and to prevent others from falling victim to the same scam.

Report scams to warn others

Reporting fraud is important to help stop criminals, and to prevent others from falling victim to the same scam.


  • Report fraud to your bank or payment provider

    If you’ve lost money to a scam and you paid with a credit or debit card, or sent money through an account transaction, tell your bank or payment provider as soon as possible.

    Reports of fraud should be investigated quickly and all efforts should be made to recover the money if possible.

  • Report the scam to Action Fraud and the police

    You can report any attempt to steal your money or personal information to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or report it online.

    Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud crime reporting centre. It gathers intelligence on scams and passes it onto the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau for analysis by the police.

    Not every report results in a police investigation, but any information you give will help build a clearer picture of how scams work, and who is behind them.

    You can also report an attempted scam, even if the fraudsters were unsuccessful.

    If your money has been stolen as the result of a scam, you can also report it to your local police using their non-emergency contact details.

How to report a scam

Emotional support after a scam

Being scammed can take a huge toll on your mental health.

You might find it helpful to talk to someone about what you’re going through. It’s not your fault, and there are plenty of non-judgemental advice lines you can call who will understand.

Mind

Mind

Mind has a confidential information and support line, Mind Infoline, available on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am - 6pm, Monday - Friday).

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Victim support.

Victim Support

Victim Support has a free helpline where you can speak to someone confidentially available on 0808 16 89 111 (lines open 24/7).

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