Fraud, tricks and scams

Guidance on what to do if you get an email, telephone call or letter from someone pretending to be the Home Office.



Use these documents to find out about:

  • the tricks we know about and how you can protect yourself
  • how we share data with financial services organisations to help prevent fraud

Updates to this page

Published 14 February 2014
Last updated 8 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated the email addresses in the 'fake email addresses' section for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

  2. Several minor changes or updates to page content.

  3. Updated information on electronic vouchers.

  4. Updated information.

  5. Updated guidance on fraud tricks and scams.

  6. First published.

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