The current types of frauds people are experiencing today can range from the more recognisable face-to-face fraud to those carried out by someone anonymously online. In this section we hope to raise awareness of some of the ever-evolving ways criminals use to scam communities out of hard-earned money. This information is taken from ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ and is reproduced by kind permission of the ScamwiseNI Partnership.
If you think you have uncovered a scam, have been targeted by a scam or fallen victim, it is important to report the crime. Don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed.
Fraud can be reported directly to the Police Service of Northern Ireland by calling 101 (999 in an emergency) and by visiting your local police station OR to An Garda Síochána by contacting your nearest and/or local Garda Station (call 999 in an emergency).