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Fraud

To gain a better understanding of the different types of fraud and how to take steps to protect yourself, click on the links in this section to find useful advice.

Fraud

Types of fraud

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The following information is from Action Fraud.

Identity fraud and identity theft - Identity theft is when your personal details are stolen and identity fraud is when those details are used to commit fraud.

A-Z of fraud - To help understand which fraud you've been affected by, we've categorised them into an alphabetical list.

Online fraud - Some fraudsters rely on the internet to commit their crimes. Learn about some different types of internet frauds that and how to protect yourself and get safe online.

Individual fraud - Individual fraud could be any fraud that targets a person directly.

Corporate fraud - Corporate fraud can be any fraud committed against a business.

Advance fee fraud - Advance fee fraud is when fraudsters target victims to make advance or upfront payments for goods, services and/or financial gains that do not materialise.

What is fraud and cyber crime? - Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.