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Alert: Scammers contacting victims using the Action Fraud name

22nd May 2014

We are aware of scammers contacting previous victims of fraud purporting to be from Action Fraud.

Our contact centre has been made aware of incidents whereby scammers have been contacting previous victims of fraud by phone/letter purporting to be from Action Fraud. 

The fraudsters have been using the surname “Thomas” and our old logo. They claim to victims that the suspect related in their case has been caught and if payment is made to Western Union then the monies lost could be returned. These communications are not from us.

Action Fraud – what you need to know

  • We do not investigate crime – we are a reporting centre and pass your reports onto the police. Find out more about the process here.
     
  • We are not able to claim back money any victim has lost to fraud.
     
  • The official way to report fraud is online via: www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by calling 0300 123 2040.
     
  • Emails from us will always end in @police.uk or @city-of-london.pnn.police.uk - any variations should be treated as suspicious.

If you want to verify any correspondence you believe may be fraudulent, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling 0300 123 2040.