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Action Fraud

posted 9 Mar 2013, 14:43 by David Gething   [ updated 18 Jun 2014, 23:59 ]

New central service for Reporting Fraud and Internet Crime

From April this year (2013) you should report fraud and financial scams to the new Action Fraud reporting centre. This is a single point of contact for the collection of information on internet related fraud and scams, and it means that local police will no longer deal with such matters.

Action Fraud is the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre

They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. If you've been scammed, ripped off or conned, there is something you can do about it. You can report a fraud to them on their internet page Report fraud and receive a police crime reference number.

Alternatively, you can phone 0300 123 2040

Note that Action Fraud is not an emergency service - if you are in immediate danger you should dial 999.