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Fraud is a crime in which some kind of deception is used for personal gain. As technology advances, fraudsters have become increasingly sophisticated and many types of fraud exist.

In this section you will find information on different types of fraud and advice on how you can avoid becoming a victim.

Reporting Fraud

If you wish to report a fraud to Police Scotland please contact us on 101.

Complex/High Value Fraud

All reports of fraud and any other financial crime should be reported to Police via 101 without delay.

Reporting incidents assists Police Scotland in tackling fraud and enables us to identify areas of concern and patterns of behaviour. The information you provide is valuable and could lead to the prosecution of offenders and to ensuring the safety of the public. We will record all information you provide and appropriate action will be taken.

Non-emergencies can be reported through 101 or emailed to

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