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Fraud cost the British population more than £600m in 2013 with some of the most costly types of fraud taking place online. Whether this was through online shopping, online banking or ID theft, fraudsters continue to think of new tactics to trick you and it’s important that you learn more about fraud and how you can protect yourself from it.

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  • Always be vigilant about unsolicited contact.
  • Remember if something seems too good to be true …it usually is.

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The tool below, kindly supplied by NatWest, has been devised to do just that. With data compiled by the Financial Fraud Action, the tool takes you through the 11 most common types of fraud, highlighting how much each type of fraud costs the UK each year and provides advice on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.


If you think you have been a victim of fraud: 

Report it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud reporting centre by calling 0300 123 20 40 or by visitng If you are in Scotland, contact Police Scotland on 101.

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