Action Fraud has received a number of reports where people have been defrauded by criminals claiming to be â€œAction Fraud Litigation Servicesâ€ who they say work with Action Fraud and the City of London Police.
The fraudster phones their victim and tells them that they are phoning from the â€œAction Fraud Litigation Services teamâ€. They say that they are legal prosecutors who will be able to help the victim recover the money that they have lost in a previous fraud.
They tell the victim that in order to recover the money that they have lost, the legal prosecutors will need to represent them and that there will be an advance fee which they will need to pay immediately. They normally say that this fee will be Â£239, but the price can vary.Â
Once the victim has made their payment, normally over the phone, they are not longer able to make contact, even when they try and call back the number which they received the call on.
Please be aware that Action Fraud would never ask victims to part with money over the phone or via email and "Action Fraud Litigation Services" is not a legitimate organisation.
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