MP advises on launch of new Action Fraud Service
|February 25, 2013||Filled under Campaigns|
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for Beverley and Holderness Graham Stuart has welcomed the launch of a new service to tackle fraud.
By April 2013, all non-emergency fraud reports currently taken by the Police will be transferred instead to an organisation called Action Fraud.
“Sadly, we hear too many stories of people having lost their life savings to fraud; more and more people are being targeted by these criminals, and many of the scams are carried out through the internet. We all receive scam-emails into our in-boxes and it’s easy to see how some people fall for them. The problem is growing each year and we have to get a grip on it.
“If you have been a victim of fraud or have been targeted by fraud then please make contact with Action Fraud, the national reporting service by telephoning 0300 123 2040 (local call rates apply) between 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm at weekends, or through the internet 24 hours a day.”