Scams and hoaxes

Consumers lose approximately £10 billion to scammers each year.

Criminals worldwide send bogus letters, emails, text messages or make phone calls to trick people into parting with their money, or to obtain data and personal information.

Report a scam or hoax

If you discover such scams, or have been a victim of one, contact:

Citizens Advice

Visit Citizens Advice's Scams webpage.

Helpline: 0808 223 1133 or Scams Action: 0808 250 5050


Visit the Action Fraud website.

Helpline: 0300 123 2040

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