Scams and frauds
In this section you will find information on different types of fraud. You will find advice on how you can try to avoid becoming a victim.
Fraud is a crime in where deception is used for personal gain. It is usually to make money.
With technology growing, fraudsters are more sophisticated. Many types of fraud exist.
All reports of fraud and any other financial crime should be reported to Police via 101 without delay.
You may also find the following advice leaflets useful.
* These documents were not created by Police Scotland, and may not be fully accessible.
In this section:
Information about identity theft, the warning signs and taking action.
Information about business fraud and advice to avoid being a victim.
Cyber related financial crime
Information about the different forms of cyber-related crime, from phishing to business email compromises.
Information about bank mandate fraud, things you should and shouldn't do.
Credit card fraud
Information about credit card fraud, skimming and how to avoid being a victim.
Boiler room fraud
Information about boiler room fraud and what to do if you've been a victim.
Information about how criminals use money mules and how to avoid becoming a victim.
Other electronic fraud types
Information about the various types of electronic fraud.
Doorstep crime and bogus callers
Information about doorstep crime, how to spot a rogue trader and protect yourself.
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