Sign up for free to Action Fraud Alert to receive direct, verified, accurate information about scams and fraud in your area by email, recorded voice and text message.
The system is provided by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) which is run by the City of London Police as a national service.
The system uses the Neighbourhood Alert Platform which is a secure, national community messaging facility used by Police, Neighbourhood and Home Watch, Crimestoppers, Fire & Rescue Services and local authorities throughout the UK.
How does it work?
Specialist staff in the NFIB use information from all of the fraud and cyber crime cases reported to Action Fraud to create alerts about new types of crime or those which are increasing in their severity. If you sign up on this site you will receive those alerts which are relevant to you.
Logging in to Action Fraud Alert
By registering with Action Fraud Alert you will receive regular messages from Action Fraud about crime types which we think you would be interested in hearing about. If your local Police force is part of the Neighbourhood Alert system, you can also say if you would like to hear about other matters relating to the area in which you live and work. To view a list of the previous alerts sent, please see the homepage.
With your log-in details you have full access to your account settings - you can update your personal details at any time, adjust the types of messages you want to receive and decide when you would like to receive them. All of this is done through our secure servers.
How do I register?
Registering is free, simple and easy - follow the step by step instructions here.
Once you have verified your account by responding to the verification e-mail, you will be ready to receive messages from us, based on the location you have provided and the things you have said are of interest to you.
To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.