In an emergency always call 999


Action Fraud

Action Fraud, the UK's first national fraud reporting centre, takes crime reports from victims of fraud and provides a crime reference number.

This information is then fed to the police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to gain a more complete national picture of fraud. Action Fraud also provides a wide range of information about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

For more advice or to report a fraud, visit or call 0300 123 2040.

Visit Action Fraud

Other contacts

  • Contact Ebay/PayPal directly if you feel you have been a victim of fraud as a consequence of purchasing via their services.
  • Contact your bank or credit card provider directly if you expect fraud has been committed using your account.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.