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Organisations offering information, support and advice

Organisations offering emotional support and practical help

Victim Support

If you have experienced fraud, you can contact the charity Victim Support for free and confidential support to help you move forward. Victim Support is the independent charity for people affected by crime across England and Wales.

Victim Support’s specially trained staff and volunteers will provide you with emotional and practical support that is tailored to your needs. All support is free, confidential and will continue for as long as you need

Website

www.victimsupport.org

 

Supportline

0808 16 89 111

Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and 24 hours over weekends

Victim Information Service

Government funded website giving information on where to find support services local to your area. Information on the criminal justice system and what you can expect

Website

www.victiminformationservice.org.uk

 

Information line

0808 168 9293

Citizens Advice

Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities; including legal and civil rights, debit and money advice and consumer advice.

Citizens Advice also operate the Witness Service in all crown and magistrates’ courts in England and Wales

To find your local branch visit the website

Website

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 

Witness Service

0300 332 1000

 

Samaritans

Samaritans provides emotional support for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed – you don’t have to be suicidal. Whatever you’re going through, you can call in confidence for FREE any time from any phone. This number works from mobiles without credit and does not show up on phone bills. We listen, without judging. Or you can email or go to the website to find details of your nearest branch, where you can speak to trained volunteers face to face.

Website

www.samaritans.org

 

Free to call on

116 123

 

Email

jo@samaritans.org

Age UK

Provides advice and information on a range of relevant topics including money concerns, health and wellbeing, and care. Website also has useful information on spotting scams and fraud.

To find a local branch visit the website

Website

www.ageuk.org.uk

 

Advice line

0800 678 1174

 

Organisations offering information and advice on financial services

Financial Service Compensation Scheme

FSCS protect consumers when authorised financial services firms fail. They are the UK’s statutory fund of last resort for customers of financial services firms. FSCS can pay compensation to consumers if a financial services firm is unable, or likely to be unable, to pay claims against it. The FSCS is an independent body and do not charge individual consumers for using the service.

Website

www.fscs.org.uk

 

Telephone

0800 678 1100 or

020 7741 4100

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)

 

TPAS offer free and impartial personal guidance for workplace and personal pensions. They can talk you through some of the things you might want to think about, and possible implications of the decisions you make.

 

Website

www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk

 

Telephone

0300 123 1047

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

 

The FCA is the conduct regulator for financial service firms and financial markets in the UK. Consumers can find out about their rights with banking, insurance, mortgages and financial advice. Also how to complain and avoid scams

Website

www.fca.org.uk

 

Pension Wise

Free and impartial government guidance about pension options.

Website

www.pensionwise.gov.uk

 

Telephone

0800 1383944 for a free appointment

the Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government. Advice provided on improving finances, with tools and calculators to assist in planning. Support given over the phone or online.

 

Website

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

 

Telephone

0800 138 7777

 

Which?

Provides consumer advice and information on pensions

 

Website

www.which.co.uk