Did you know…

  • FRAUD is the most commonly experienced crime* in the UK
  • A THIRD* of all crimes reported in the UK relate to fraud
  • £7 BILLION* was lost through fraud in 2020
  • 80%* of fraud is preventable

To help raise awareness of the dangers of fraud and provide tips for how we can keep ourselves and others safe, the LITTLE BOOK OF BIG SCAMS has been developed by the Cyber Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police.

This is a free publication with useful information for everybody – we’d encourage all of our residents to take a look at this and share it with your friends and family. We hope that raising awareness will help us all to identify fraud, keep personal details safe and avoid losing money through criminal scams.

You can read and/or download the LITTLE BOOK OF BIG SCAMS below.

(* figures from South West Regional Organised Crime Unit)