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Fraud Prevention for Individuals | Fraud Markers & DSARs

At Cifas we have been fighting fraud and financial crime for three decades. As such, we are well placed to offer consumers and individuals advice on how to prevent and respond to the different ways fraudsters can impact your finances.

How we can help with your declined application

There are a number of reasons you may have been declined for a loan or financial product. In some instances Cifas may be able to provide information about why. Find out more about making a Subject Access Request.


Protect your identity from fraudsters

Fraudsters can acquire and use your personal details in a variety of ways. Find out how to prevent and respond to the growing problem of identity theft.


What is Cifas?

As we grow in profile, more people are asking the question. Cifas is the UK’s leading fraud prevention service. We offer individuals and organisations help in combating the growing threat of fraud and financial crime.


How to stay safe online when you’re on holiday

Getting online on holiday is easier than ever these days – which makes it easier for fraudsters as well. Get Safe Online advises on how to stay secure online when you're abroad.


Work for Cifas – help us fight fraud and financial crime

As a growing organisation, we are often on the lookout for new talent that shares our values of integrity, collaboration, expertise and innovation.


How to stay safe from online scams

You can protect yourself online from identity theft and identity fraud. Find out how to stay safe from online scams with five key pieces of online safety advice from Cifas.


Encourage your child's school to teach them about the consequences of fraud

Cifas has collaborated with the PSHE Association to produce Anti-Fraud Education lesson plans, which will help inform the increasing numbers of young people who are affected by fraud.


Protect someone in your care from being targeted by financial criminals

Our Protecting the Vulnerable service helps members of the public that care for vulnerable individuals keep the safe the personal details of their charge, who may be targeted by fraudsters.


Don’t become a money mule

Don’t be fooled by offers of ‘easy money’, which are ‘no strings attached’. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Find out how, and why, to avoid the ‘quick cash’ offers that will make you a money launderer.