Welcome to the consumer section of the Financial Fraud Action UK website.

In this section you will find information about the various types of payment fraud, as well as helpful tips and advice on how to minimise your chances of becoming a victim, and what to do if you become a victim.



Clear information and advice to help you protect yourself from fraud



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Latest News

Tuesday September 20th

Financial fraud incidents up 53 per cent in first half of 2016

More than 1 million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016, according to official figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) today (20th September 2016). Representing a 53 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, this means an incident happened in the UK every 15 seconds between January and June 2016.

Tuesday August 2nd

Fraudster sentenced to three years for £95,000 fraud

A fraudster who was the target in two separate police investigations has been jailed for three years following a Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) investigation.

Thursday July 21st

FFA UK response to ONS crime figures

A response to the publication of crime statistics by the Office of National Statistics today (Thursday) by Katy Worobec, Director of Financial Fraud Action UK

Tuesday July 19th

FFA UK backs call to catch ten wanted fraudsters

Financial Fraud Action UK and the industry-sponsored Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit are pleased to be working with the City of London Police and the National Crime Agency, through the Joint Fraud Taskforce, who today call on the public’s help in catching ten wanted fraudsters.