Report a fraud or a scam

Frauds

Report a fraud

Frauds that can be reported include:

  • Banking and business fraud
  • Buying and investment scams
  • Charity and competition frauds
  • Advance fee fraud
  • Identity fraud and theft
  • Online fraud

Find out more about these types of fraud by visiting the Action Fraud website.


Scams

Report a scam to trading standards

A scam is a scheme to con people out of their money. You can receive them by advert, email, internet, phone, post or even by someone knocking on your door.

Scams that can be reported include:

  • cold calling doorstep traders
  • rogue traders
  • unsafe products
  • scam mail and emails
  • underage sales
  • counterfeit products
  • loan sharks etc

You can forward scam emails to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service via report@phishing.gov.uk

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.

By reporting a scam we can identify local trends and warn others through our social media channels such as: Twitter, Facebook and our TS Alert newsletter.

If you would like advice, please call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133 or contact them online via the Citizen advice contact us page.


Report other dubious business or criminal activities

Report any other dubious business or criminal activity

You can report any criminal activity online anonymously to Crimestoppers.