Distraction burglary is any crime where a falsehood, trick or distraction is used to gain access to a property to commit burglary.
If you're not sure who is at your door, don't open it.
Check the identity of the caller by phoning the company they are purporting to be from by using the telephone numbers listed in your local directory.
Telephone a neighbour or friend nearby to come along and check out the caller before you open the door. Some areas have a "nominated neighbour scheme".
Fraud is when a person or organisation uses deception to cause harm, often financial, to another.
We have a whole section of our website dedicated to fighting fraud.
Fighting Fraud contains information on types of fraud, how you can help prevent yourself becoming a victim of fraud and what to do if you have information about those behind frauds.
Fraud can be one of your biggest worries when you run a business.
Identity theft is when somebody steals your name and other personal information to commit fraud.
In cases of identity theft, your financial information is often stolen and transactions and purchases are made in your name.
If you’ve been scammed, conned or ripped off there is something you can do about it. Find out what support is available for you.