What is Action Fraud?
Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.
Victims of online offences such as scams and financial/identity fraud should contact Action Fraud to report their loss. You can do this online or via telephone.
For any other form of cybercrime such as online stalking, harassment, or fears about sexual grooming, you should contact the police directly.
If you have already contacted Action Fraud about a cybercrime, Hayes Connor Solicitors can still investigate your claim. We will work to gather as much evidence as possible to help our clients succeed.
What is fraud?
According to Action Fraud, fraud occurs “when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person”.
In addition, cybercrime describes “any criminal act dealing with computers and networks”.
How to protect yourself from cybercriminals.
The City of London Police, which runs Action Fraud, has warned people to:
- Be suspicious of unsolicited requests for personal or financial information (phishing).
- Keep separate passwords for each of their online accounts.
- Never call numbers or follow links provided in unsolicited texts or emails.
- Make sure that they use the latest software and app updates.
Alternatively, if you have been the victim of a data breach or cyber fraud, find out how we can help you to recover any losses or give us a call on 0151 363 5895 to discuss your case in more depth.