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Scams and fraud

We’ll help you spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.

How can I keep my money and information safe from scams?

A scammer may try to approach you on your doorstep, by post, over the phone or online. They’ll often pretend to be someone they’re not, or make misleading offers of services or investments.

Avoiding scams information guide

Anyone can fall victim to a scam. Download our guide now to help you know the warning signs and stay safe.
This guide outlines different ways to protect yourself from scams, such as:

  • what a scam is
  • the different types of scams
  • ways to avoid being scammed
  • what to do if you’ve been scammed
  • useful contact information.

This guide can give you peace of mind and help you feel more confident. It also lists lots of useful organisations so you know who to turn to if things go wrong.

Download your Guide here (PDF, 3.6MB)

Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that’s more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we’ll post to you.
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

We’re here to help

We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 120 local Age UKs.

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