If you’ve been a victim of actual or attempted fraud or another online harm in the UK, there are a number of different ways you can report the incident.
Reporting is vitally important to the police and other law enforcement agencies, regulators, social media platforms and website owners, as it helps them to track down fraudsters, identify crime trends and change their tactics.
If you think you’ve been a victim of online fraud, report it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre on 0300 123 20 40 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk
In Scotland, report fraud to Police Scotland by calling 101.
If the fraud has been committed via or in the name of a platform such as a shopping, dating, holiday booking or letting website or app, report it to the website or platform you know to be authentic.
Suspected phishing emails
If you receive a suspected phishing email, forward it to the NCSC’s Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at [email protected]
If you receive a text message you think is a scam, report it by forwarding to 7726.
If identity fraud has involved your online banking, credit/debit cards or cheques, report it to your bank, who will investigate the case and report any criminal activity to law enforcement. Any other kind of identity fraud should be reported to the relevant organisation or website where it was perpetrated, who may also advise you to contact the appropriate law enforcement organisation or regulator.