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Scams are tricks used by criminals to con you, your family and friends out of money.
Scams can be by post, phone, text message or email or a scammer may turn up at your home.
It could be a scam if:
If you think that you, a family member or friend have been scammed or you are aware of an ongoing scam, there are a number of places you can report it 24 hours a day.
Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. They investigate scams and publish information about current scams.
If you, a family member or friend have received a fraudulent or scam letter, you should report it to Royal Mail. They work in partnership with the National Trading Standards Scams Team to help combat and prevent mail scams.
All consumer concerns about traders, fraud and scams can be reported to the Citizens Advice consumer helpline by calling 0808 223 1133 or using their web form. Calls are free from mobiles and landlines.