About Us

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and financially motivated cyber crime. Always report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded, or targeted by financially motivated cyber crime online.

We provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated cyber crime. People are scammed, ripped off or conned everyday and we want this to stop.

The service is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau that is responsible for assessment of the reports and to ensure that your fraud reports reach the right place. The City of London Police is the national policing lead for fraud.

Report fraud and cyber crime online – click here

Reporting fraud and cyber crime by phone

You can also report fraud by speaking directly to our specialist fraud advisers by phoning 0300 123 2040. They will also be able to give you help and advice about fraud.

We're able to take your call from:
Monday to Friday between 8am to 9pm
Saturday between 9am to 5pm
Sunday between 9am to 5pm

Textphone users can dial 0300 123 2050

If you wish to make a report but want to remain anonymous then you will need to call the Action Fraud contact centre on 0300 123 2040. Note that we cannot offer anonymity if you use the online fraud reporting too.

You can only call 0300 123 2040 from within the UK. If you wish to report a fraud about the UK from abroad, please use the online fraud reporting tool or call +44 (0)161 234 9230.

When you report to us you will receive a police crime reference number. Reports taken are passed to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau in the City of London Police. Action Fraud doesn’t have investigative powers. To report any other type of crime, call 101 to speak to your local force. In an emergency, always dial 999.