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Action Fraud works closely with the City of London Police which currently leads on fraud reporting for the UK. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are also 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 and City of London Police 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 fraud specialists assessing fraud data. This provides the public with the confidence that their enquiries are being handled by professionals who understand fraud 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 fraud alerts to raise awareness amongst both members of the public and practitioners in order to guard against the activities of fraudsters.