Common scams

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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Scam it's a crime

Scammers are criminals who trick millions of people into parting with billions of pounds every year.

These criminals are devious and will try to scam you into handing over money or personal details, like bank account information. They may even claim to be someone official like a Police Officer, a Trading Standards Officer or from HM Revenue and Customs.

Types of scams

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