Useful contacts

Action Fraud

National reporting centre for fraud and internet crime. Call the helpline for advice on preventing fraud and what to do if you fall victim to it or use the online fraud reporting service.

Tel: 0300 123 2040 Textphone: 0300 123 2050 www.actionfraud.police.uk

The Charity Commission

Regulator for all registered charities in England and Wales. Search on their website for registered charities.

www.gov.uk/charity-commission

In Northern Ireland contact The Charity Commission Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 3832 0220 www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

The Scottish Charity Regulator The regulator for charities in Scotland, which you can contact to find out if a charity is registered. Tel: 01382 220446 www.oscr.org.uk

CIFAS

Fraud prevention organisation that provides a protective registration service to protect people whose details have been stolen.

www.cifas.org.uk

Get Safe Online

Government-backed website that gives free advice and tips on using the internet securely. www.getsafeonline.org

Mailing Preference Service (MPS)

Free register for individuals who do not want to receive unsolicited sales and marketing contacts by post.

Tel: 0207 291 3310 www.mpsonline.org.uk

Royal Mail

If you or someone you know is receiving scam mail in the post, you can report it to the Royal Mail. You can post your letter directly to FREEPOST SCAM MAIL. Tel: 03456 113 413 Email: scam.mail@royalmail.com www.royalmail.com

Think Jessica

Campaign against scam mail. Includes stories of scam mail victims, along with resources for help and advice. Email: advice@thinkjessica.com www.thinkjessica.com

Telephone Preference Service (TPS)

Free opt-out service for individuals who do not want to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls. Tel: 0845 070 0707 www.tpsonline.org.uk