Scam and fraud statistics are on the increase

  • 14.5 million people believe they are targeted by scams each year
  • 2.5 million people falling victim each year
  • Losing more than £3.5 billion a year
  • 72% don’t tell friends or family

Top tips

  1. Report it
  2. Ask for advice

Report to

Action Fraud – phone 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Citizen Advice Consumer Helpline – phone 03454 04 05 06

Factsheet

Download our factsheet here.

Telephone preference Service

Premium rate phone scams – Phonepay Plus phone 0800 500 212
(This is the official organisation set up to regulate phone-paid services in the UK)

Scam mail- phone 0845 703 4599 The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) allows you to have your name and address removed from mailing lists.