What should I do if I’m the victim of a phishing scam?

Scams change all the time, and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. If you’re the victim of a scam, don’t be embarrassed to report it. It can happen to anyone.

If you’re in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, report the scam to Action Fraud, or call 0300 123 2040. For Scotland, call 101 to report it to Police Scotland.

Action Fraud is the reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The information you give them can help track down the scammer.

More resources on scam, nuisance or unwanted calls:

Ofcom - Unwanted calls and messages

Age UK - Phone scams

Action Fraud - Report a scam or fraud

National Cyber Security Council - Phishing: spot and report scam emails, texts, websites and calls