Fraud and business security
Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
Members of the public, the police, businesses and charities can report to Action Fraud online on www.actionfraud.police.uk or by telephone on 0300 123 2040 (Local charges apply).
Action Fraud reports are submitted to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) who add the reports to information supplied by other sources including financial institutions. The information is analysed and where appropriate the reports will be referred to the most suitable Law Enforcement Agency for consideration of investigation.
If your bank account or debit/credit cards have been compromised you should report the matter to the appropriate financial institution in the first instance. They will conduct their own investigation and report to Action Fraud if appropriate.
Greater Manchester Police take fraud seriously and have dedicated resources to the investigation of fraud offences. The resources include:
- Major Fraud Team (Investigation of complex allegations of fraud and those allegations involving organised crime groups)
- Volume Fraud Team (Investigate volume and linked series allegations of fraud)
- Forensic Accountancy (Support fraud investigations in interpretation of financial evidence)
- Financial Investigators (Investigate offences of money laundering and proceeds of crime matters)
Please also look at the Little Book of Big Scams - a guide to the most common forms of scams.
Crime prevention advice and further information is available via the Action Fraud website and via the links on this page.