Adult Victims

Welcome to our Adult Victims page. The aim of this page is to provide information and resources for adults who have become victims of fraud. This page includes advice about current fraud issues and what safety measure you can put into place to minimise being scammed.

Action Fraud free scam webinars

As part of a social campaign Action Fraud  will be delivering a series of scams awareness webinars in partnership with the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) and Avast.

Click here for the link to the free webinars

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. Here you can report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime. They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.

Information about Personal fraud and how to prevent it. This webpage includes Ten golden rules to prevent fraud.

Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams.

Password Management & Security

A guide to creating and managing secure passwords.

Spotting & Preventing Scamming on Social Media

Social media can play host to a variety of scams that can appear in many different forms. Find out how people get scammed and how to avoid it in this resource from SWGfL.

Shopping online safely

Top tips to shop online securely this festive season.

Guide to Phishing Emails

The content on this SWGfL page and accompanying articles will give you a comprehensive overview of what phishing is, different types of attack, how to spot an attempt at phishing, technical and human ways to prevent phishing, and a handy Phishing Flowchart to help you turn the tide on scammers.

Take 5 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.

Help – I Think I’ve Been Hacked!

With individuals and businesses being targeted. The knowledge around how to respond and recover from a hacking attempt is more important than ever. For Cyber Security Month, take a look at some steps from the SWGfL that you can take if you are concerned about being hacked.

Ticket Fraud

If you are planning on buying tickets to an event this summer, take time to read Get Safe Online's advice on purchasing tickets online safely.



Protecting Yourself from Phishing Scams Online

For Cyber Security Awareness month, The UK Safer Internet Centre are  highlighting what to be aware of when it comes to phishing scams and how you can continue to stay vigilant and protect yoursleves online. Take a look at their latest guidance.




Investment Fraud

How to avoid investment fraud: advice on investing safely.

Learn to spot the signs of an investment fraud. Read
Get Safe Online top tips.






Self Help Tool Centre

This page from Get Safe Online features nine easy-to-use free tools to help you protect yourself, your family, finances, devices and workplace from fraud and other online harms.