What to do if you think you've been scammed.
- Stop any payments – contact your bank or building society immediately so they can try and stop the payment. You can contact us on 0345 850 1722.
- Report the crime – phone the Police Action Fraud line on 0300 123 2040. They'll issue you with a police crime reference number and pass the report on to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau for investigation.
- Help prevent scams – you can report a scam to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) using this form or by phoning the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
- Beware of ongoing scams – if you've lost money to a fraudster, you might be approached again. This could be related to the original scam or be a new one, like a company offering to help you recoup your losses for a fee. Be cautious and research the company or individual approaching you.