By phone - 0300 123 2040 If youve been the victim of a fraud, online fraud, cyber crime or you suspect one is being attempted, report it to Action Fraud. Action Fraud is the UKs national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.
How do I report a scammer UK?
You should report all types of scams to Action Fraud, the UKs national reporting centre for fraud. Action Fraud can get the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to investigate scams. Theyll also give you a crime reference number, which can be helpful if you need to tell your bank youve been scammed.
What can the police do if youve been scammed?
Reporting a scam Call the police on 999. If you have fallen victim to a scam, make sure you report it. You may not always be able to get your money back, but you might be able to reduce the damage and take steps to stop it happening again – to you or other people.
Does reporting a scammer do anything?
Your report may keep others from experiencing a scam. Government agencies use reports of scams to track scam patterns. They may even take legal action against a company or industry based on the reports. However, agencies usually dont follow up after you report, and cant recover lost money.
Can your phone get a virus from opening a text?
Simply opening and reading an SMS text message is unlikely to infect your phone, but you can get a virus or malware if you download an infected attachment or click a link to a compromised website.
Can your phone get hacked by responding to a text message?
Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday. This is likely the biggest smartphone flaw ever discovered.