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Help with scams

To understand and prevent scams it is essential that consumers get the information they need to spot scams, report them when they are targeted and get the advice they need to help protect themselves in future.

Report a scam 

Report scams and suspected scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. 

Visit the Action Fraud website for further information 

Get advice on scams 

Contact Trading Standards  

Read our Business and Consumer advice pages for the latest advice from The Chartered Trading Standards Institute 

For pensions advice visit the Pensions Advisory Service or  the Pensions Regulator website where you can find more information about workplace pension schemes and how you can protect yourselves from pension scams. 

For other financial scams visit the  Financial Conduct Authority  website , they have a register of authorised firms and a list of firms implicated in scams. 

For general online safety tips and advice visit the Get Safe Online website

Visit our Doorstop Crime page for advice on cold calling

Latest scams 

We update our news pages with the latest scams to be aware of. 

View our latest news 


Friends Against Scams 

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams. 

Stockton-on-Tees Trading Standards is a Friends Against Scams Organisation, helping raise awareness of scams via training, customer interactions and social media. 

Become a Friend Against Scams by completing the free online training