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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau process

When you report a fraud to Action Fraud, you are given a police crime reference number (Beginning NFRC) and your case is referred on to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

  • The reports are assessed and analysed by NFIB experts.
  • Data matching allows reports from different parts of the country to be linked through analysis, identifying the criminals behind the scams.
  • Crime information is sent to local forces for investigation.

Not every report results in an investigation, but every report helps to build a clear picture of fraud within the UK. This contributes to making the UK a more hostile place for fraudsters to operate in and helps to keep other potential victims safe.