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Scammers manipulate people by “pushing their buttons” to produce the response they want. To stop scammers pulling you into their traps you need to know how to avoid them and prevent the responses they expect.

Here are some useful links to other sites that offer help and advice about scams:

Action Fraud: The UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. The easiest way to report fraud or internet crime is by using the  online reporting tool.

Cifas: They have more than 25 years of experience in fraud prevention and financial crime and work with a range of UK organisations to protect their customers and the public.

Financial Conduct Authority: Publishes a warning list of firms to avoid before investing or moving your pension. The list allows you to search for firms the FCA knows are operating without it’s authorisation.

Get Safe Online: Provides practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. 

Think Jessica: Raising awareness of the danger of replying to deceptive mail and phone calls. These scams offer tempting rewards, free gifts, fake lottery winnings and everything else which seems too good to be true - and indeed is.

The Little Book of BIG Scams: A guide to many of the scams currently operating in the UK. It helps to increase awareness of scams with some easy steps that can be taken to protect yourself and others.

Victim Support: Provide free, confidential advice, emotional support and practical help across England and Wales through local Victim Support teams for people affected by all types of crime.

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