Fraud & scams

Details of the latest scams in the financial services sector.

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Latest financial scams and frauds

04 June 2024

At FSCS we see scams on a weekly basis - here's what to watch out for currently.

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The worrying rise in online financial scams

11 May 2023

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.

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The ongoing fight against scams

01 February 2022

Sarah Marin talks about the challenges FSCS faces in preventing and reporting scams and why we’re keen to continue collaborating on scam prevention in 2022.

Protecting your financial future

Protecting your financial future

21 August 2020

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

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Stay safe from scammers

03 June 2020

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.

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Top 5 financial & bank scams in the UK

06 September 2019

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

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Beaufort clients warned of potential scam

08 February 2019

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.

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FSCS warns consumers of potential scam

04 February 2019

We want to make consumers aware of phishing emails claiming to be from FSCS that ask people to register a claim to receive large amounts of monies owed.