How to protect yourself against fraud

A number of recent news articles have reported that fraudsters are exploiting the coronavirus situation in order to carry out increased fraud and cybercrime.

We've put together some information which can help you stay vigilant to fraud and scams, as well as wider information on online shopping, which more and more of us are relying on for essentials.

If you think you have been scammed or defrauded, the Government's advice is to contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, on 0300 123 2040 or via Action Fraud's website.

See the full Government advice on how to protect yourself from cybercrime, and how to stay safe online during coronavirus.