Help and Support for Victim's of Scams
11th May 2021
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Following today's episode of Rip Off Britain I wanted to highlight the help and support highlighted on the BBC Website. You can check for updates at


Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.


Phone: 116 123


Visit the Samaritans website


Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone struggling to cope and in need of immediate help.


Text SHOUT to 85258

Visit the Shout website here


HOPELineUK offer support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide and can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.


Phone: 0800 068 41 41

Visit the Papyrus website



CALM, the campaign against living miserably is a suicide prevention charity that offers free, anonymous and confidential support via their helpline and webchat for anyone who is in crisis.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5pm-midnight)

Visit the CALM website


Lifeline provides support to people suffering distress or despair in Northern Ireland, regardless of age or district.


Phone: 0808 808 8000 (24 hours a day)

Visit the Lifeline website

Community Advice & Listening Line

Community Advice & Listening Line offers emotional support and information on mental health and related matters to people in Wales.


Phone: 0800 132 737 (24/7) or text "help" to 81066

Visit the Community Advice & Listening Line website

Breathing Space

Breathing Space offers a confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, weekends 24 hours).
A BSL service is also available via the website.


Visit the Breathing Space website

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.


Phone: 0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm daily)

Visit the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide website

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by bereavement, or self-harm, organisations listed on our Bereavement support page or Self Harm support page may be able to help.


You can find current information and support for issues covered by Action Line on the BBC Action Line website.


Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support services run by students for students.


If you’re a student, you can search for your institution’s Nightline details via the website.

Visit the Nightlines website

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