Scams - don't get caught

Page updated on: 14/02/2024

Anyone can fall for a scam. They arrive through the post, by email, over the telephone and on the doorstep. Most scams are, quite simply, fraud and the perpetrators are criminals. 

Some of the most common scams include telephone lottery scams, sweepstakes, government payouts and other mailings - all promise a large payout but of course there is a catch - the fee you pay up front.

The consequences of these scams on individuals and their families and dependants are extremely serious. Many people feel threatened and have concerns for their personal safety, it has a detrimental effect on health and well-being and the financial implications can be devastating. 

If you or a family have been a victim of a scam, it’s important that you report the matter to Citizens Advice.

For advice and guidance on scams, please visit the links below.