Internet scams

Some scammers are experts in using the internet to commit their crimes. Our guides can help you spot common signs of online scams and offer simple tips to protect yourself.

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Step by step guides

  • How to spot a fake, fraudulent or scam website

    UK consumers are now spending more than £100bn a year online. You can use our top tips to identify and avoid fake, fraudulent or scam websites

  • How to spot an email scam

    Use our top 10 tips to safeguard yourself from fraudsters using email scams to steal your information and money.

  • How to spot a copycat website

    Copycat websites charge a fee to process or renew official documents, which you can do free yourself. Don’t get caught out – read the Which? guide.

  • How to spot a holiday scam

    From fake accommodation listings to dodgy reviews, find out how to spot the signs that a holiday offer is too good to be true with our top tips.

  • How to stay safe on dating websites and apps

    One in four GB adults have used a dating website. Read our guide on how to protect yourself against scams on websites and report fake profiles.

  • How to report a scam

    If you spot a scam, it’s not always clear who you should report it to, and it depends on whether it’s an email scam, telephone scam or another type of fraud.

  • How to spot a scam

    It can be difficult to spot a scam and fraudsters can be very cunning, but we have identified seven ways to spot a scam to help you stay alert.