Recovery from fraud

What to do if you’ve been a victim

If you or your business have been on the receiving end of fraudulent activity, you’re not alone. In just one year, 1 in 17 adults in England and Wales were victims of fraud.*

That’s almost 3 million of us.

*Source: Crime Survey for England and Wales, year ending September 2023

Finding out it’s happened to you can be a heart-sinking moment, as it can have financial, practical and emotional consequences. The whole experience can affect people’s sense of trust, security and confidence. But the stress can be eased if you know how to start putting things right.

Get support after fraud

Find out how to access practical and emotional support as a victim of fraud.

Recovering losses

Follow these steps if you’ve lost money or personal information, or you’ve been hacked.

Be on your guard against further fraud

What to watch out for in the months after fraud happening to you.