Scams, cons, tricks and fraud
The section provides information on various types of scams - if in doubt always double check. If it is too good to be true then it normally is a scam.
Mass market fraud
Commonly known as ‘scams’, these frauds target the unwary and arrive in the form of unsolicited e-mail, letters or telephone calls.
Internet, advertising, auction, ticketing and online fraud
How to safely use auction sites and online ticketing services.
Vehicle buying and selling advice
How to buy or sell a vehicle safely.
Unwanted and unsolicited mail, marketing and telephone calls
Marketing phone calls, unsolicited letters and email are legitimate marketing practices for many companies.
Working from home and business opportunity fraud - Money Mules
Our advice for home working and avoiding business opportunity fraud.
Vishing and SMiShing
Our advice on this type of fraud that uses telephones and mobile phones
If you are being lent money by a business you can check whether or not the firm lending you money is a legitimate business.