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Types of fraud

Find out about different fraud types, the tell-tale signs, how to avoid scams and what you can do if you've been a victim.
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What is fraud?What is fraud?What is fraud?
A definition of fraud and other words use to describe fraud.

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A-Z of fraudA-Z of fraudA-Z of fraud
Have a look in our A-Z of fraud for practical information about different types of fraud and scams, including practical advice if you think you may have been a victim.
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Some categories of fraud:

Individual fraudIndividual fraudIndividual fraud
Individual fraud could be any fraud that targets a person directly. Individual frauds can differ from frauds affecting businesses and other organisations.
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Corporate fraudCorporate fraudCorporate fraud
Corporate fraud can be any fraud committed against a business. Fraud impacting businesses can be both general frauds that target any business, to sector specific frauds.
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Online fraudOnline fraudOnline fraud
Some fraudsters rely on the internet to commit their crimes.

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Advance fee fraudAdvance fee fraudAdvance 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.
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