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Action Fraud
Social Media
Twitter: Choose Yes to create a tweet that will link to the story.
Tweet Image: Choose No for no image to be tweeted OR Choose Article if there is a picture in the article (in the Content Tab body), the one closest to the top of the article will feature underneath the tweet so this can be reflected in how you write the tweet OR choose Statement to input text and/or an image (for a tribute) OR choose Template to select an image from the image picker (statement or template images will be used regardless of there being an image in the article or not). If you have a missing/wanted person, please put their name and age in the tweet. You will have 170 characters for your tweet with an image. You will have 200 characters for a text-only tweet. The default is 200 characters.
Flickr: For an album use the number at the end of the link only in the field.
YouTube: Choose Yes. Copy the at the end of the YouTube link (after the final slash). Eg: HGdRhjvORBk and click the small Refresh icon (with three arrows). You will then be able to preview the YouTube video.

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Use the sets code from the url i.e. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmpolice1/sets/72157645404898108/ therefore 72157645404898108 would be used

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.