Fraud isn't just a scam it's a crime. Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.
It can be committed against individuals or businesses and it is a crime.
Sometimes people choose not to report fraud or seek advice because they are embarrassed. Fraudsters will constantly reinvent themselves to find new ways of tricking people and anyone could be a victim.
These pages contain information about the different types of fraud and news about the latest scams in Essex to help you protect yourself from being conned.
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