Report fraud and related cybercrime directly to Action Fraud unless you are requesting a call for service.
What do we mean by ‘Call for Service’? – It is when: a fraud is being committed, or recently occurred (within 24 hours); or, where you know the suspect and they reside in Northern Ireland; or, where the victim is perceived to be vulnerable (this may be through age, or by way of mental, or physical impairment, or in need of care and support); or, finally where you believe that it is important to report the incident to police in order that police can secure and preserve evidence, or prevent loss (i.e. CCTV, recover large amounts of money transferred from bank accounts before the criminal can remove it).Action Fraud is the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre.
They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
If you've been scammed, ripped off or conned, there is something you can do about it.
Report fraud to Action Fraud and receive a police crime reference number.
Remember: Action Fraud is not an emergency service - dial 999 if you are in immediate danger.
Report online or call on 0300 123 2040. If you are a business, or you are in a position where you will be reporting multiple fraud cases, consider signing up for the Business Reporting Tool. If it is a ‘Call for Service’ report it direct to the PSNI. Call 101, or in an emergency 999.
This is what happens to your information when you report it to Action Fraud: