Scams and how to report them

Published: 04 August 2021

Many scams go unreported. This is usually due to the embarrassment and shame that victims feel when they realise that they have been scammed.

However it is really important that any incidents of scams are reported to the appropriate organisation. Although they may not be able to act on them this provides valuable intelligence and they will be able to use these reports to warn other potential victims of the current scams that are affecting others.

  • For advice on scams call - Citizens Advice consumer Helpline: 0808 250 5050

  • To report a scam call - Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

  • Phishing emails can be forwarded to report@phishing.gov.uk

  • Any time of SMS scams - forward the original message to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.