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Scams that target businesses

There are criminal scams and cons aimed at businesses, see our scams awareness page to find out more about general scams.

Report a scam through Action Fraud

Call Action Fraud on 030 0123 2040.

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime.

You should not give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine.

If debit cards, online banking or cheques are involved in the scam the first step should be to your bank or credit card company.

You should never provide bank details over the phone as a result of a cold-call. If you receive calls likes these, terminate them immediately and report them to Action Fraud.

Read the 'Little Book of Big Scams Business Edition', a guide to help businesses protect themselves created by The Metropolitan Police.

GOV.UK has useful tips of how to avoid and report internet scams and phishing.

Scam alerts

Find out about the latest types of scams fraudsters perpetrate on the websites below:

Fraud News: a service provided by Action Fraud
Scams and fraud: a service provided by Age UK


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