Scams are one of the most common types of fraud. They can come in many forms but all are designed to trick you to get hold of your money.
- Start through contact you weren't expecting, such as an unexpected phone call, social media message, email or knock on the door.
- Offer exciting advantages to get you interested. They promise things like easy money, great bargains or inside knowledge.
- Eventually lead to a request for money or personal information. Scammers ask you to do things like enter details on a website, answer questions in a survey or pay upfront for what they've promised.