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.