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Fraud is not a victimless crime. It can hit individuals and businesses hard, resulting in financial, physical, emotional and psychological harm. But it is not often recognised as a threat until it happens to us or someone we know.

When fraud does strike it can be difficult to know where to go and who to turn to for advice and support. Yet a victim’s first port of call often has a decisive effect on the quality of their subsequent experience of the UK justice system. Knowledgeable and unbiased support early in the process can make a real difference.

This section aims to guide fraud victims through the process and to make informed decisions along the way.