Advice for Victims of Company Fraud
I am a victim what can I do?
If you are a victim of fraud, you should contact your local
police station or law enforcement authorities as soon as
possible. Although we appreciate being notified about
fraudulent companies, we are unable to help you directly.
If you think you have information that might prevent or
provide intelligence on this type of crime, or you become the
potential victim of another type of fraud that we are not aware
of, please fill out the
Fraud form. We cannot reply to individual cases, but we
will issue a warning on the company page to warn the public and
help combat future fraud.
Who can I contact for help?
Organisations who may be able to help you are listed
The UKâs national fraud reporting centre.
If you've been scammed or conned Action Fraud provide a
central point of contact for information about fraud and
internet crime, and allow you to
Consumer Direct is a government funded advice service
specially trained to give practical advice on all kinds of
consumer issues - from problems with purchases over the
internet to faulty household appliances.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s national internet security
awareness initiative. Working with Consumer Direct to provide
consumers with information to spot and avoid internet scams.
share your story.
Office of Fair Trading
The UK´s economic regulator and enforces both consumer
protection and prohibits unfair practices such as rogue
trading, scams and cartels.
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau or CAB gives free, confidential
information and advice. The aims of the CAB is to ensure that
individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their
rights and responsibilities, the services which are available
to them, or through an inability to express their needs
Financial Services Authority
The Financial Services Authority or FSA regulates the
financial services industry in the UK. When acting as the
competent authority for listing of shares on a stock
exchange, it is referred to as the UK Listing Authority
(UKLA), and maintains the Official list.
How do I get my money back?
It is unlikely that you will be able to get your money back.
The majority of fraudsters operate from outside of the UK. Due
to the large volume of reports that they receive, the police
are not usually able to investigate individual cases. You may
have to cut your losses and carry out more due-diligence in
future. Visit our pages for advice about
how to spot fraud and
how to prevent your
company being highjacked.