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Scams and fraud

It's perfectly normal to feel worried about scams. But our information and advice can help you spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.

Equity release scam

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Postal scams

It can be hard to know what's a scam and what's legitimate post. Watch out for these signs to tell the difference.

Doorstep scams

We'll help you spot a bogus trader and other fraudsters who might come to your door.

Email scams

Email scams can look very realistic and pose as trusted companies. Find out how to protect yourself.

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Pension scams

Find out which pension scams to look out for so you can keep your pension pot safe from scammers.

Investment scams

Investment scams can be hard to identify, but there are some tell-tale signs that can help you spot them.

I've been scammed, what should I do now?

Being scammed can be very distressing, and the impact is often emotional as well as financial - it can happen to any of us. But if you've been scammed, there's support available.

Find out how to avoid being scammed on your doorstep

Find out 5 tips that could help you avoid doorstep scams from Sir Martyn Lewis.

What can I do if I'm worried about someone?

If you’re worried that someone you know is being scammed, you should have a look at our advice on what to do if you're worried about someone.

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