Fraud is when someone tricks or deceives you to gain a dishonest advantage – usually money, goods, services or property.

Anyone is susceptible to fraud, and every day criminals invent new ways of taking money from innocent people.

If you think that you’ve already experienced fraud, you should report the crime or incident to Action Fraud, not your local police service (unless it is an emergency). Action Fraud will initiate any necessary police investigation into your loss.