How do I find out if it’s a scam?

There are several sources of help if you are not sure whether something is a scam or not.

The Citizens Advice Bureau has a very useful site helping you to check whether something is a scam and what to do if you, or a friend, feels they may have been a victim.

 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/

The Online Scams Helper covers emails, social media and websites and takes you through a series of simple questions and then gives advice based on your answers.

 

There are a number of sites where you can report scams:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails

https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishing

 

You can also sign up with Action Fraud for free email or text alerts about scams of any type happening in your area.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/sign-up-for-action-fraud-alert

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