Action Fraud Scam Alert

Action Fraud Scam Alert

ALERT: We are aware of a new scam circulating where criminals are contacting victims claiming to be from Action Fraud. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Action Fraud or an automated message asking if you wish to speak with an adviser, hang up immediately. Phone numbers are easily spoofed by criminals too, so don't assume it's genuine if asked to check the number. Always verify using known contact details for any unexpected communication (phone, text, email, in person) and double check with a loved one.

You can contact Action Fraud directly by calling 0300 123 2040 to confirm whether the call was genuine. Action Fraud will never call and ask for your bank account details or to verify your PIN number. If you have handed over these details, call your bank immediately.

If you think you've been a victim of cyber crime or fraud, please report it to us online at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

You can report any suspicious emails to our new service report@phishing.gov.uk

Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:28 by Website Team

Tags: Action Fraud, Community Information, Crime, Police