Report scams to warn others (Advice from 'Which?')

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David Brooks

Nov 27, 2021, 6:08:27 AM11/27/21
Report scams to warn others

Reporting fraud is important to help stop criminals, and to prevent
others from falling victim to the same scam.

Report fraud to your bank or payment provider

If you’ve lost money to a scam and you paid with a credit or debit card,
or sent money through an account transaction, tell your bank or payment
provider as soon as possible.

Reports of fraud should be investigated quickly and all efforts should
be made to recover the money if possible.

Report the scam to Action Fraud and the police

Action Fraud is the fraud and cybercrime reporting centre for England,
Wales and Northern Ireland. It gathers intelligence on scams and passes
it onto the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau for analysis by the police.

You can report any attempt to steal your money or personal information
to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or report it online. If you
live in Scotland you can report a scam directly to the police by calling

If your money has been stolen as the result of a scam, you can also
report it to the police by calling 101.

You can also report an attempted scam, even if the fraudsters were

Not every report results in a police investigation, but any information
you give will help build a clearer picture of how scams work, and who is
behind them.

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