Fraud & scams

Details of the latest scams in the financial services sector.

The worrying rise in online financial scams

We are passionate about preventing consumer harm at FSCS. Here is an update on what we are doing to tackle a growing and particularly toxic threat to consumers: scams.

12 May 2021

Protecting your financial future

Low interest rates and market uncertainty during Covid-19 could be unsettling and scammers know that you might be considering your savings and investments.

21 August 2020

Stay safe from scammers

Scammers always look for ways to make you part with your money but it’s easy to stay scam smart, spot fraudsters and keep safe online when claiming with FSCS.

03 June 2020

Top 5 financial & bank scams in the UK

Financial scams can come in all forms. Protect your money by learning more about the top 5 financial and bank scams in the UK.

06 September 2019

Beaufort clients warned of potential scam

Beaufort clients are being approached by people claiming to be representatives of PwC or The Share Centre Ltd. Beaufort clients should ignore any such requests.

08 February 2019