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Avoiding scams information guide

Anyone can fall victim to a scam. Download our guide now to help you know the warning signs and stay safe. 

This guide outlines different ways to protect yourself from scams, such as:

  • what a scam is 
  • the different types of scams 
  • ways to avoid being scammed 
  • what to do if you've been scammed
  • useful contact information.

This guide can give you peace of mind and help you feel more confident. It also lists lots of useful organisations so you know who to turn to if things go wrong.

Download your guide (PDF, 2 MB)

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Want to order print versions of our information guides?

If you’re a professional or organisation, please email orders@ageuk.co.uk. In your email please include how many you'd like of each guide and a full postal address of where you'd like them sent. Delivery normally takes around 10 days.

If you'd like to place an order for yourself, you can call our advice line on 0800 678 1602 or email us at orders@ageuk.co.uk – please include your full postal address and allow 10 days for delivery.

Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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