Action Fraud is unable to take this crime report. Action Fraud takes crime and information reports on a number of fraud and internet crime as set out in the Home Office Counting Rules for
Fraud and Forgery
Action Fraud is unable to take reports in the following situations, please read the below for advice and guidance.
Given your response to the previous question please call your local police station. Only the police can show a car as stolen on the Police National Computer and this is essential to try and recover your vehicle
Outside the UK
Action Fraud is not able to take reports of fraud which happened outside the UK to people who were outside the UK at the time of the fraud. If you live outside the UK and the fraud was not carried out from the UK, please contact your local police force. If you are a UK resident who was defrauded whilst abroad, and the fraud was not carried out from the UK, please contact the local police force of the country you were staying in.
Tax fraud is not currently reported by Action Fraud. Please report tax fraud to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Tax Evasion Hotline on: 0800 788 887.
Scam HMRC call
If you have received a scam HMRC call, voicemail or text message and have not lost any money, please report this to us here.
If you have lost money or have been contacted more than once, then you will need to report to us via our online reporting tool and get a crime reference number. When starting your report again check the ‘no’ box under the question 'Does the crime you are reporting involve benefits, tax or a passport application?'
Benefit fraud is not currently reported by Action Fraud. Please report benefit fraud to the National Benefit Hotline using the freephone details below.
National Benefit Fraud Hotline: Telephone: 0800 854 440 (English) Telephone: 0800 678 3722 (Welsh) Textphone: 0800 328 0512
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
Passport Application Fraud
Passport application fraud is not currently reported by Action Fraud. Please report passport application fraud to the Identity and Passport Service using the contact details below.
Passport Application Fraud: 0300 222 0000, open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm. Weekends and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm.