Scam prevention resources

You can help protect your local community by raising awareness of scams. This helps people to identify when they might be at risk, and empowers them to take action.

Below are some resources which will help you to make people aware of the different types of scams.

You could:

  • print the posters and display them in community areas, churches, and schools
  • distribute materials to the most vulnerable groups in your community, and those who do not have access to the internet
  • ask local businesses which have face to face contact with the community to display posters and help spread the word, such as hairdressers and pubs

Coronavirus/Covid-19 scams resources

Coronavirus Social Media pack
Size: 1.36MBFile format: word
Coronavirus Social Media pack
Size: 525KBFile format: pdf

Loan sharks

Stop Loan Sharks Social Media Toolkit
Size: 435KBFile format: pdf

General scams resources

Five Simple Steps for Community Groups to help prevent scams
Five Simple Steps for Community Groups (PDF, 273KB)
Size: 274KBFile format: pdf
Five Simple Steps for Parish Councils
Size: 266KBFile format: pdf
Friends Against Scams flyer with CAPASP info on back
Friends Against Scams leaflet with CAPASP information on the back (PDF, 433KB)
Size: 434KBFile format: pdf
Don't become prey for a fraudster poster
Don't become prey for a fraudster - poster (PDF, 2.8MB)
Size: 2.79MBFile format: pdf
Take a Stand Against Scams poster - top 10 tips, suitable for visual impairments
Take a stand against scams - top 10 tips, suitable for visual impairments (PDF, 1.1MB)
Size: 1.11MBFile format: pdf
Take a Stand Against Scams Poster - top 10 tips
Take a stand against scams - top 10 tips poster (PDF, 419KB)
Size: 420KBFile format: pdf
Don't Let Your Gran Get Scammed poster
Don't let your gran get scammed - poster (PDF, 160KB)
Size: 161KBFile format: pdf
Think Jessica - Is your loved one snared by scammers - poster
Think Jessica - Is your loved one snared by scammers? - poster (PDF, 2.34MB)
Size: 7.34MBFile format: pdf
Thinking about renting a flat - poster
Thinking about renting a flat? - poster (PDF, 157KB)
Size: 158KBFile format: pdf
The Little Book of Big Scams - 3rd Edition
The Little Book of Big Scams - 3rd Edition
Size: 2.68MBFile format: pdf
The Little Book of Big Scams - 4th Edition
The Little Book of Big Scams - 4th Edition (PDF, 2.5MB)
Size: 2.45MBFile format: pdf
Scams and Rogue Trader Aide Memoire
Scams and Rogue Trader Aide Memoire (PDF, 312KB)
Size: 312KBFile format: pdf
Scams - the power of persuasive language
Size: 6.17MBFile format: pdf

Postal scams resources

Postal scams poster - top 5 tips
Postal scams poster - top 5 tips (PDF, 603KB)
Size: 603KBFile format: pdf
Postal scams poster - top 5 tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments
Postal scams poster - top 5 tips, A3 version, suitable for people with visual impairments. (PDF, 450KB)
Size: 450KBFile format: pdf
Infographic - The Sinister Path of Scam Mail
Infographic - The Sinister Path of Scam Mail (PDF, 1.23MB)
Size: 1.23MBFile format: pdf
Think Jessica poster - scam mail is blackmail
Think Jessica poster - scam mail is blackmail (PDF, 734KB)
Size: 734KBFile format: pdf
Think Jessica poster - sending money to claim a prize
Think Jessica poster - sending money to claim a prize (PDF, 636KB)
Size: 637KBFile format: pdf

Doorstep scams resources

Beware of doorstep callers - poster
Beware of doorstep callers (Clive's Drive) - poster (PDF, 363KB)
Size: 363KBFile format: pdf
Doorstep scams - top 5 tips
Doorstep scams - top 5 tips (PDF, 547KB)
Size: 548KBFile format: pdf
Doorstep scams - top 5 tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments
Doorstep scams - top 5 tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments (PDF, 228KB)
Size: 228KBFile format: pdf
Distraction burglary information leaflet
Distraction burglary information leaflet (PDF, 1.24MB)
Size: 1.24MBFile format: pdf

Telephone scams resources

Little book of phone scams
Little book of phone scams (PDF, 1MB)
Size: 1MBFile format: pdf
Telephone scams poster - top 5 tips
Telephone scams poster - top 5 tips (PDF, 979KB)
Size: 979KBFile format: pdf
Telephone scams poster - top 5 tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments
Telephone scams poster - top 5 tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments (PDF, 836KB)
Size: 837KBFile format: pdf
Nuisance calls and messages - consumer guide
Nuisance calls and messages - consumer guide (PDF 1.2MB)
Size: 1.21MBFile format: pdf
Nuisance calls and messages - easyread consumer guide
Nuisance calls and messages - easyread consumer guide (PDF, 934KB)
Size: 934KBFile format: pdf
Courier fraud poster
Courier fraud poster - fraudsters want your PIN and bank card (PDF, 980KB)
Size: 980KBFile format: pdf

Online/internet scams resources

Internet Scams Poster - 5 top tips
Internet scams poster - 5 top tips (PDF, 542KB)
Size: 542KBFile format: pdf
Internet scams poster - 5 top tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments
Internet scams poster - 5 top tips, A3 version, suitable for visual impairments (PDF, 234KB)
Size: 235KBFile format: pdf
LIttle book of cyber scams - information for the general public and organisations
Little book of cyber scams - information for the general public and organisations (PDF, 3.2MB)
Size: 3.16MBFile format: pdf
Romance Fraud A5 leaflet
Size: 1.3MBFile format: pdf
Sextortion- how to protect yourself
Size: 142KBFile format: pdf