Advice for dealing with scams and fraud

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Advice for dealing with scams and fraud

Trading standards advice and guidance for dealing with scams and fraud.

Have you been scammed?

If you think you, or someone you know, may have been scammed you can report the scam to:

For the latest update on scams please visit: Action Fraud

Help in dealing with scams

Age UK advice

Age UK Report fraud - Have you been the victim of fraud? Report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre.

Age UK - Pension scams - If you're considering claiming your full pension early, it's important to ensure you don't expose your savings to scammers.

Age UK - Staying safe online - Criminals send thousands of emails to people in the hope they'll disclose private information. Learn how to spot them.

Age UK - Safe on your doorstep - Someone may come to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money. We'll help you spot a bogus trader and other fraudsters.

Age UK - Investment scams - An estimated £1.2bn is lost to investment fraud each year. Find out how to spot a scam and use the FCA Warning List to check an opportunity.

Age UK - Phone scams and cold calls - Nuisance calls can be annoying, frustrating and quite frightening. But there are some simple things that you can do to protect yourself.

Age UK - Postal scams - Sometimes it's difficult to spot the difference between scam mail and offers from legitimate companies. Watch out for these common signs.

Age UK - Support for scam victims - Support is available for the 3 million people who are victims of scams each year.

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