Help with scams
To understand and prevent scams it is essential that consumers get the information they need to spot scams, report them when they are targeted and get the advice they need to help protect themselves in future.
Report a scam
Report scams and suspected scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Visit the Action Fraud website for further information
Get advice on scams
Read our Business and Consumer advice pages for the latest advice from The Chartered Trading Standards Institute
For pensions advice visit the Pensions Advisory Service or the Pensions Regulator website where you can find more information about workplace pension schemes and how you can protect yourselves from pension scams.
For other financial scams visit the Financial Conduct Authority website , they have a register of authorised firms and a list of firms implicated in scams.
For general online safety tips and advice visit the Get Safe Online website.
Visit our Doorstop Crime page for advice on cold calling
We update our news pages with the latest scams to be aware of.
Friends Against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams.
Stockton-on-Tees Trading Standards is a Friends Against Scams Organisation, helping raise awareness of scams via training, customer interactions and social media.
Become a Friend Against Scams by completing the free online training