Protecting yourself

Our advice to help you protect your money.

Advance fee fraud – paying money for a promise of wealth (419 Fraud)

Advance Fee Fraud involves a payment in advance for a promise of wealth (419 Fraud).

Credit and debit card fraud

Card fraud includes the use of stolen cards to make direct purchases.

Criminal cash-back, shipping and ESCROW frauds cheque

Their objective is to send ‘bad money’ which may be in the form of a stolen cheque or forged bankers draft and get ‘good money’ in return.

Money transfer – advice when sending money to somebody you don’t know

Money transfer providers offer fast, convenient and reliable options for consumers to send and receive money worldwide.

Safe buying advice

Each method of payment, cash, cheque, card, in shops, on line or by telephone has it’s own risks.

How to report and prevent unwanted and unsolicited emails

Our advice should you receive unsolicited letters and emails.

Identity fraud - is someone using your identity?

Identity Fraud is often quoted as Britain’s fastest growing crime. It involves the misuse of identity information in order to commit crime.

Audio version of Little book of big scams

Audio version of Little book of big scams

Personal fraud prevention advice

The advice includes ways to protect your privacy, as well as what to do if you think that your identity may have been compromised.

Holiday Fraud and Safe Booking Advice

Advice from ABTA and Action Fraud in relation to safe booking your holiday