Fraud costs the UK economy billions every year – with people being conned out of hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
Scams are becoming more widespread and harder to spot, with fraudsters often creating an intricate web of deceit to catch people out – resulting in increasing numbers of people being targeted each year. Learning how to spot fraud is an important step in protecting yourself from falling victim to the scammers.
If you don't receive important documents in the post you should act immediately. Contact the sender to let them know you haven’t received your post, and keep one eye on your statements and credit report.
Take our quiz to find out how much you know about fraud and if you might ever be caught out by a scammer.
If you’ve had money fraudulently taken from any of your accounts you should be able to get it back. If your bank has not already noticed unusual activity on your accounts, you should immediately notify them so they can investigate.
Under the Payment Services Regulations and Consumer Credit Act your bank or credit card provider should refund any fraudulent transactions as soon as possible, or waive any debts.
As you have been a victim of a crime you should also report the fraud to ActionFraud, the police’s fraud investigation department.
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