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  1. Overview

  2. How common are internet scams and fraud?

    Scams and fraud are extremely common on the internet, so it’s important to be prepared. This article explains breaks down how common different types of scams are estimated to be.

  3. What types of scams and fraud exist?

    There are lots of different types of scams and fraud. While this isn’t a complete list, it contains some of the main types of fraud you might encounter and what to look out for.

  4. How to recognise scams and fraud?

    It can be difficult to identify whether something is a scam but here are some examples of how you can identify whether it might be and steps you can take to check.

  5. Advice for avoiding scams and fraud

    While it might feel difficult to avoid internet scams and fraud, there are measures you can take to protect yourself.

  6. How scams and fraud relate to mental health

    Becoming a victim of a scam or fraud can be distressing and traumatic for anyone, but for people already living with mental health difficulties, it could negatively affect them more deeply. In this article, we describe how scams and fraud can affect your mental health, and also if you live with a mental illness, you may be more likely to fall victim to a scam.

  7. What to do if you think you are being or have been scammed?

    There are immediate steps to take when you think you have been scammed.

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