Get help dealing with the effects of scams
If you need emotional or financial support because you've been scammed, there are places you can get help.
Getting emotional support
There are organisations that can give you emotional support if you've been scammed.
You can get free, confidential help from Victim Support if you've been affected by a scam.
Their support line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
- call Victim Support for free on 08 08 16 89 111
- email Victim Support
If you're having a hard time and want to talk to someone, you can get in touch with the Samaritans. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
- call the Samaritans for free on 116 123116 123
- email the Samaritans
You can also find a branch of the Samaritans near you if you'd like to speak to someone in person.
If you're elderly, or concerned about an older person, you can get free, confidential advice about scams from Age UK.
Their advice lines are open from 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.
- call Age UK for free on 0800 678 1602
- contact Age UK online
You can also find Age UK services in your area if you'd like to talk to someone in person.
Getting financial support
If you've lost money because of a scam, you should check if you can get your money back.
If you can't get your money back and need help with debt, check our advice on how to start dealing with your debts.
Get help from your nearest Citizens Advice if you have an urgent debt problem.