Action against Fraud


The letter below gives an indication of a source of help if you have suffered from a scam or some other form of fraud. The letter below shows details and is an example of their response. With internet fraud becoming more prevalent, I hope that none of you need to use this service but it has been drawn to my attention.

Paul Chambers

Our aim at Action Fraud is to make the process of reporting fraud and cybercrime easier. Reports received are sent to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFlB).

The NFIB review the information you have given us and assess whether there is sufficient evidence for the police or an appropriate law enforcement orqanisation, such as Trading Standards to investigate your case. The NFIB applies a process which reviews every case reported but only those with realistic lines of enquiry can be forwarded for investigation. The NFIB will aim-to send you an update in 4-6 weeks after you have made your report.

Please be assured that by contacting us you are giving the police and other law enforcement agencies vital information that they need to protect you and others. The information you provided can be matched against the many thousands of fraud and cybercrime reports each month and used to disrupt criminal activity as well as used for prevention advice and campaigns.
Please retain all items and records which you consider to be relevant to your case, as they may prove helpful in the event of a police investigation. If you wish to add additional details to your crime report at any time; including any further details you have or can remember, please go to
If you would like more information on how to protect yourself from fraud, there is information on our website at www.actionfraud.police.uklsupport for you. If you would like to receive warning messages about new and emerging crime types, then we would invite you to spend a couple of minutes to register on this site

For alerts and prevention advice why not follow Action Fraud I) "actionfraud" or "-:,••1 "actionfrauduk"
Action Fraud is the UKs national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime operated by the City of London Police.