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Serious Fraud Office warns of ‘Fraud Squad’ callers

Callers are claiming to be from the ‘fraud squad’ in London, investigating financial organisations.

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The callers are posing as fraud investigators, requesting personal details and asking people to withdraw large amounts of money.

Legitimate investigators from the Serious Fraud Office do not call themselves fraud squad officers and will never request personal details or ask you to withdraw money. They will only ever communicate with you:

  • By telephone
  • In writing, on official headed note paper
  • By email, from someone with ‘’ as part of their email address
  • By fax, on official headed notepaper

For further advice on what to do if you are concerned about the authenticity of a caller, visit the SFO website.

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To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

See also:
Identity Fraud and Identity Theft

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