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A-Z of fraud


Action Fraud and the National Crime Agency have been working with Law Enforcement and Regulatory partners to suspend these websites to protect the public.

Banking & credit

Banking & credit fraud has occurred if transactions you have made show up on your bank statement.


Business directory fraud is when a business receives a form in the post, by email or fax, appearing to offer a free listing in a business directory.

Charity fraud

Charity donation fraud is when fake charities play on your sympathy by asking you to make a donation to a worthy cause.

Financial Investment

ÂŁ1.2 billion is lost to investment scams in the UK, with share sales and carbon credits commonly used by fraudsters to target potential investors.

Customer Fraud

Premium rate phone line scams Shopping fraud Smishing Ticket scams Travel and subsistence fraud.

Insurance Fraud

Insurance-related frauds happen when false claims are made to insurance companies.

Cyber fraud

You believe someone obtained your plastic card, cheque or account details to steal money from your bank account.


Telecommunications frauds involves the misuse of airtime by fraudsters who have no intention of paying any bills.

Advance fee

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.