If you’ve been a victim of fraud, you can report it to Action Fraud online using the secure online fraud reporting tool, or by calling 0300 123 2040. Visit Action Fraud’s website to find out more about reporting fraud. You’ll be given a crime reference number and your case will be referred on to the police force that investigates fraud.
Why contact Action Fraud?
Sometimes people choose not to report fraud because they are embarrassed that they fell for a scam.
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.
Fraudsters rely on silence. We can beat fraud if we talk.