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Report fraud

Anyone can find themselves the victim of fraud. If you suspect you may have been involved in fraudulent activity, or have information about a possible fraudster, find out who to contact. On this page you can also find our Fraud Investigation Policy.


“I think I am a victim of  fraud.”

If you believe that you are the victim of fraud, you should contact Action Fraud.

You can report the incident using Action Fraud’s online fraud reporting tool anytime of the day or night, or call 0300 123 2040.

The exception to this is if:

  • A crime is in progress of about to be committed.
  • The suspect is known or can be easily identified.
  • The crime involves a vulnerable victim.

If this is the case you should contact police directly either by dialling 999 in an emergency, dialling 101 in non-emergency or visiting your local police station. For further information see actionfraud.police.uk

To pass information on anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.


“I have information about a possible fraudster or fraudulent operation.”

In this case, please call us directly on our non-emergency number, 101.

Examples of fraudulent activity include making forged documents, using stolen personal information, or supplying equipment designed to defraud people.

For more information:

How does North Yorkshire Police investigate fraud?

You can read our Fraud Investigation Policy here