Watch out for fake emails claiming to be Action Fraud
We are aware of fraudsters claiming to be from Action Fraud contacting people in order to steal personal and financial details.
We would urge people to not click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and to never respond to messages that ask for personal or financial details
Under no circumstances will Action Fraud, or a police force, ask you to make a payment in order to recover money that you may have lost.
We have identified at least one fake number relating to this scam and are working with our disruptions team to close this down.
If you think you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via our online reporting tool.
For more information on how you can protect yourself, visit takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
- Remember, Action Fraud will never ask you to transfer money out of your account.
- It pays to stop and think anytime you receive a request for personal or financial information. Remember, if you feel uncomfortable or unsure about what you’re being asked to do, never hesitate to contact your bank or financial service provider directly, using a number you trust, such as the one listed on your bank statements or on the back of your card.
- Fraudsters sometimes re-establish contact with previous victims claiming that they can help them recover lost money, this is just a secondary scam. Hang up on any callers that claim they can get your money back for you.
ActionFraud is the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.
We provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and cyber crime.
The easiest way to report fraud and cyber crime is by using our online reporting tool.Report
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