How to Report a Scam
If you suspect that you have been the victim of a payment fraud, then you should contact your bank or card provider in the first instance, before informing Guernsey Police (see below for contact details). Likewise, if you have lost money to investment fraud you should also contact Guernsey Police.
If you suspect a financial service or investment proposition of being fraudulent, and it appears to have a Guernsey connection, the Commission would be grateful to hear from you. If it has a UK connection, then please contact Action Fraud (see below for contact details).
If you want any further information on the subject, you may find the following resources useful:
Action Fraud - The homepage of the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre.
BBC Watchdog – For consumer advice on current financial scams.
Financial Conduct Authority
- Protect Yourself - For a list of firms unauthorised to operate in the UK.
- Scams – For information about how to spot a scam.
- Scamsmart - FCA ;- A link to the Financial Conduct Authority’s national campaign aimed at protecting those most at risk of investment fraud.
Financial Fraud Action UK – An organisation which works in conjunction with industry, government, and the police, to help the public and businesses protect themselves from financial fraud. It provides information about the various types of payment fraud, advice about lessening your chances of becoming a victim, as well as what to do if you become one.
Guernsey Financial Investigation Unit - For the latest fraud news updates from the FIU.
Know Fraud, No Fraud - BBA – A campaign by the British Bankers’ Association to raise awareness about how you can prevent yourself becoming a victim of fraud.
The Little Book of Big Scams – A guide on how to avoid some of the most commons scams, produced by the Metropolitan Police Service.
The Little Book of Big Scams, Business Edition - A link to information on scams within businesses.