What is Fraud?

Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.  Fraud can be committed against individuals or businesses.

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What to do if you think you've been a victim of fraud?

Some people don’t report it as they feel ashamed that they have fallen for a scam, but fraudsters are clever and manipulative and look to employ new ways of trying to scam you out of your money.

If you think you have uncovered a scam, have been targeted or fallen victim to a scam, you can report it in a number of ways;

Action Fraud



  • Citizens Advice Bureau can help you solve your legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.  For more information visit or call the helpline on 08454 04 05 06





  • If you have any information on any crime and you would prefer not to speak to police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit




  • In an emergency or if a crime is ongoing, dial 999.