Help and advice about Fraud and Rogue Trading in East Sussex

For support and advice on scams e.g. rogue traders, romance scams, scam mail, telephone calls, text messages, e-mails, call Citizens Advice consumer helpline: 0808 223 1133

If you are concerned about financial abuse speak to Health & Social Care Connect on 0345 60 80 191

For a non-emergency response (if you have been a victim of a fraud / scam), call Sussex Police on 101

If you have been affected by crime, get emotional and practical help from Victim Support on 0808 168 9274

To report a fraud, or suspected fraud and share information to help stop others from becoming victims, call Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 


For further information about scams and keeping safe, the following websites may be of interest: 

Action Fraud  is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care & Health  conatct to report a financial safeguarding concern
Age UK  provide support, information and advice.

Citizens Advice  have a network of charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Friends Against Scams  is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams ofering free awareness raising sessions and general advice. 

Neighbourhood Watch  schemes aim to reduce crime by directly involving the community in activities that promote safety or assist with the detection of crime. They actively seek the greater involvement of local people in crime prevention activities.

Sussex Police – Operation Signature  is the force campaign to identify and support vulnerable victims of fraud.

National Trading Standards  can help you with getting consumer advice and making a complaint.

Victim Support  Been a victim? Get support.


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