Reporting fraud and cyber crime
18 March 2021
Please take a moment to have a look at the Action Fraud website.
You can report scams at this action fraud website that go straight to the police fraud department.
A collective effort will have a combined impact by reporting these crimes for any and all the scams you may receive via email, phone calls, texts and letters.
You can phone 0300 123 2040 or on the above website. it's really easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes.
The police use your information to build up intelligence about fraud, which includes who is committing what fraud and against whom.
This contributes to making the UK a more hostile place for fraudsters to operate in and helps to keep other potential victims safe.
The reports received by Action Fraud will be forwarded to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) run by the City of London Police for collation and analysis.
This will enable crucial intelligence to be gathered and preventative action to be taken.
The activity will seek to disrupt the fraudsters and close down the links between them and the victim.
If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at email@example.com
Remember that fraud is a crime and that fraudsters will constantly reinvent themselves to find new ways of tricking people.
Anyone could be a victim.
Some people also think that fraud is a victimless crime, or that it’s not as serious as other crimes. This is not true.
Fraudsters are often part of serious organised criminal gangs, who use the money to fund other crimes such as human trafficking, illegal firearms trade and terrorism.
Go on... have a look at the Action Fraud website. It could make all the difference.