Our contact centre has received multiple reports from victims who have been contacted by fraudsters using the real names of Action Fraud advisors.
It appears the fraudsters are calling victims and claiming they can recover money lost in a previous fraud. This type of scam is called fraud recovery fraud.
The genuine Action Fraud is the UKâ€™s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre where consumers can report if they have been scammed or defrauded. We are not responsible for investigating crime or obtaining refunds for victims.
If you receive a call that is suspicious and you want to verify the identity of a caller claiming to be from Action Fraud you can call 0300 123 2040 or email [email protected].
To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.