Action Fraud is run by the City of London Police, the national policing lead for economic crime. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are our partners and jointly work towards fraud prevention and reduction.
Action Fraud collects and collates data on fraud crime and passes it on to these organisations. The NFIB use this intelligence to tackle fraud crimes committed against both consumers and business.
This partnership working offers police forces around the country the expertise of specialists assessing fraud and cyber crime data. This provides the public with the confidence that their enquiries are being handled by professionals who understand these crimes and recognise the difference between a crime and poor business practice or what may be an issue for local trading standards or another agency.
Partnership working provides the opportunity for law enforcement and Action Fraud to share alerts to raise awareness amongst both members of the public and practitioners in order to guard against the activities of fraudsters.