Police force joins nationwide fraud action scheme

North Yorkshire Police has joined the rest of the UK’s police forces in launching Action Fraud, the central point of contact for reporting fraud and financially-motivated internet crime.

Action Fraud is being launched nationally on 1 April, but from 25 March members of the public are being encouraged to report fraud and internet scams directly to the scheme via www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 1232040.

Detective superintendent Steve Waite, head of intelligence for regional operations, said: “Action Fraud will enable a better sharing of information about the nature and extent of fraud across the region and beyond, which will assist all law-enforcement partners in tackling the various different types of fraud affecting our local communities and businesses.”

Action Fraud is being run by the National Fraud Authority and will be the main agency for people to contact if they are the victim of fraud.