Useful contacts for advice about fraud and cybercrime
If you’d prefer not to speak to the police or would like more specific advice, the charities, groups and organisations below can also provide information and support.
Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)
The largest travel trade association in the UK with over 1,200 members. All ABTA members must follow a strict code of conduct or face a fine or having the membership rescinded.
020 3117 5599
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses offers its members a wide range of vital business services, aiming to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s most popular source of easy-to-understand information about online safety.
Information Commissioners Office
The role of the Information Commissioners Office is to uphold information rights in the public interest.
National Crime Agency
The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads UK law enforcement’s fight to cut serious and organised crime.
National Cyber Security Centre
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a part of GCHQ and is the UK’s lead authority on cyber security.
No More Ransom
The No More Ransom site aims to help victims of ransomware get back their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals.
Online Dating Association (ODA)
Dating services with ODA membership abide by a strict code of standards or risk having their membership rescinded.
Royal Mail Scam Mail Helpline
Support and advice if you’ve received items by post that you believe to be fraudulent.
0845 611 3413
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
An independent charity working with adults, families and children’s social care and social work services across the UK to share knowledge about what works.
020 7024 7650
The City of London Police Economic Crime Academy
Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR)
A leading, self-regulatory body for the entertainment ticketing industry in the UK, offering advice, information and dispute resolution services.
019 0423 4737
Courses and advice for companies and individuals on how to fight economic crime.
Get help or report a scam
If you think you’ve uncovered a scam, have been targeted by a scam or fallen victim to fraudsters, find out how to report fraud here.
Reporting crime, including fraud, is important. If you don’t tell the authorities, how do they know it has happened and how can they do anything about it?
Remember, if you're a victim of a scam or an attempted scam, however minor, there may be hundreds or thousands of others in a similar position. Your information may form part of one big jigsaw and may be vital to completing the picture.