In this section you will find contact details and links to websites that can help further in relation to all types of scams. You can use this information to talk to your family and friends, report scams to the relevant authority and to access advice and guidance.
To reduce the amount of junk mail you receive register for free with the Mail Preference Service.
The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is a free service to enable consumers to have their names and home addresses in the UK removed from lists used by the industry.
To help stop unwanted phone calls register for free with the Telephone Preference Service.
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service. It is a legal requirement that all organisations (including charities, voluntary organisations and political parties) do not make calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have your consent to do so.
Some scams pose as the TPS and may contact you requesting you to renew your TPS registration at a cost. Remember the TPS is a free service and any call trying to charge you for it is a scam.
Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime where you should report fraud if you have spotted a scam or have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber-crime.
If you encounter a person carrying out a doorstep scam and their behaviour is threatening then you can call the emergency services for immediate support. Beware of calls claiming to be from banks or the police asking you to move money, always call your local police if you receive one of these calls.
You can call the emergency services on 999
You can call your local police force on 101
Or visit the website www.police.uk
The percentage of scams which are reported.