Report a fraud, scam or other suspicious activity
Report a fraud
You can report frauds including:
- banking fraud
- business fraud
- buying and investment scams
- charity and competition frauds
- advance fee fraud
- identity fraud and theft
- online fraud
Find out more on the Action Fraud website.
Report a scam
A scam is a scheme to con people out of their money.
You can report scams including:
- cold calling doorstep traders
- rogue traders
- unsafe products
- scam mail
- selling to people who are underage (for example selling alcohol to under 18's)
- selling fake products
- loan sharks
Try to give as much as detail as possible, even if you think it is not relevant or important. You can remain anonymous if you wish.
By reporting a scam we can identify local trends and warn others through our social media:
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Scam texts and emails
You can forward suspicious text messages to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to find the origin of the text and take action, if it turns out to be malicious.