How to Report Scams/Fraud & Cybercrime - Reporting Scams

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

AGENCY/ENTITY: ActionFraud

ONLINE REPORTING AVAILABLE: No

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

REPORTING WEBSITE/URL: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

 

 

(Last Updated On: September 4, 2023)

ActionFraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded, or experienced cybercrime in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Main link: ActionFraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

The ActionFraud service is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) which is responsible for the assessment of the reports and ensuring that your fraud reports reach the right place. The City of London Police is the national policing lead for economic crime through the ActionFraud service.

Where to get help with scams:
If you have made a payment in response to a scam, contact your bank as soon as possible as they may be able to recover some of your money and will refund you in certain circumstances.

England & Wales
REPORT: contact ActionFraud on 0300 123 2040.
ADVICE: contact Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133 or for a Welsh speaking advisor, call 0808 223 1144.

Scotland
REPORT: call Police Scotland on 101.
ADVICE: contact Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000.

Northern Ireland
REPORT: contact ActionFraud on 0300 123 2040 or call the police on 101.
ADVICE: contact Consumerline on 0300 123 6262.

 

 

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