Be scam aware

Empty walletTake five to stop fraud

Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you'll let your guard down for just a moment.

Stop and think. It could protect you and your money.


1. Stop
Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

2. Challenge
Could it be fake? It's ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

3. Protect
Contact your bank immediately if you think you've fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.


Take Five to Stop Fraud


Action Fraud
to report fraud or cyber-crime Monday -Friday 8am to 8pm
Tel: 0300 123 2040
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, text phone: 0300 123 2050


Digital Learners
Digital Learners is a local service which can help if you'd like to learn more about cyber security and how to avoid online scams.
Tel: 01371 878400