Where to Find Protection Guidance


The links to the websites below are part of the NEBRC’s aim to promote fraud awareness in the region and help in the prevention of business and individuals becoming victims of cyber crime, fraud and financial crime.

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime.  You can report a fraud to Action Fraud any time of the day or night using our online fraud reporting tool.


Cyber Aware


Cyber Aware is a cross-government awareness & behaviour change campaign. Their aim is to encourage the adaptation of general practice amongst small business & individuals so that they adopt simple, secure online behaviours in order to protect themselves.



CIFAS is a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation. They manage the largest confirmed fraud database in the country. They have members across all sectors who share data to help reduce instances of fraud & financial crime. 

Cyber Essentials


Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

For more information please see our Cyber Essentials page.

Serious Fraud Office (SFO)


The SFO is a specialist prosecuting authority tackling the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption. They are part of the UK criminal justice system covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but not Scotland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Take Five Campaign


Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward & impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. It is led by Financial Fraud Action UK & is being delivered with & through a range of partners across the UK.

Financial Fraud Action UK


Financial Fraud Action UK is part of UK Finance & is responsible for leading the collective movement against financial fraud on behalf of the UK payments industry. Their primary function is to facilitate collaborative activity between industry participants & with other partners committed to fighting fraud.

Local Police


For your local police force, that will have dedicated fraud investigators & prevention officers, please call 101.