Types of fraud

Identity fraud and identity theft

Identity theft is when your personal details are stolen and identity fraud is when those details are used to commit fraud.

A-Z of fraud

To help understand which fraud you've been affected by, we've categorised them into an alphabetical list.

Online fraud

Some fraudsters rely on the internet to commit their crimes. Learn about some different types of internet frauds that and how to protect yourself and get safe online.

Individual fraud

Individual fraud could be any fraud that targets a person directly.

Corporate fraud

Corporate fraud can be any fraud committed against a business.

Advance fee fraud

Advance fee fraud is when fraudsters target victims to make advance or upfront payments for goods, services and/or financial gains that do not materialise.

What is fraud?

Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.