Consumers are often targeted by fraud and other scams. Frauds and other scams can take a variety of forms, including:
If you are a victim of a fraud or other scam, you should:
- try to stop any financial transaction;
- be cautious and aware of future frauds or scams (including related ones);
- report it as soon as you can to both the police and a regulator. Regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority and police forces worldwide consider these frauds and scams as a priority issue.
For more information on these matters, including contact details, see the links below.
http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and http://content.met.police.uk/Site/fraudalert