Any of us can be targeted by scams. They can be very
distressing, and the impact is often emotional as well as
financial. If you’ve been the victim of a scam, remember that
you’re not alone. Scams are increasingly common and many
people are caught out.
The good news is that there are ways to avoid being taken in by
scams if you know what to look for.
This guide can help you spot the warning signs that someone
might be trying to scam you. It will explain:
• the ways scammers might try to approach you
• what you can do if you think you’re being scammed
• how to avoid being deceived by scams in the future.
As far as possible, the information given in this guide is
applicable across the UK.

Further information can be found here