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Exploitation

Fraud

Fraud is when someone tricks or deceives you to gain a dishonest advantage – usually money, goods, services or property.

Anyone is susceptible to fraud, and every day criminals invent new ways of taking money from innocent people.

If you think that you’ve already experienced fraud, you should report the crime or incident to Action Fraud, not your local police service (unless it is an emergency). Action Fraud will initiate any necessary police investigation into your loss.

Getting help

Action Fraud

If you think that you’ve already experienced fraud, you should report the crime or incident to Action Fraud, not your local police service (unless it is an emergency). Action Fraud will initiate any necessary police investigation into your loss.

www.actionfraud.police.uk

0300 123 2040

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides free, independent support and advice if you have been a victim of fraud.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

03444 111 444

Victim Suppport

Victim support is an independent charity, who work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Their support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.

www.victimsupport.org.uk

08 08 16 89 111

If you are concerned that an adult is at risk please call

0345 155 1007

or email csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk.

If it’s an emergency call 999