Action Fraud – the National Fraud Authority – is a government agency that “helps to co-ordinate the fight against fraud in the UK”.
You need to have a Crime Reference Number to report a fraud.
Shall we swamp them?
Well, the comments below reveal that this organisation is also just another layer of the ‘fobbing off firewalls’ that send people around circles and circles…
In fact, here’s what Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting at Essex Business School, writes about the Fraud Advisory Panel which refers to Action Fraud:
The Fraud Advisory Panel is funded by the ICAEW and Big accounting firms and that should tell you a great deal. It is a publicity stunt designed to win consultancy opportunities for accountancy firms. Auditors say that they are unable to detect and report fraud, but when you offer accountancy firms vast consultancy fees then then suddenly claim to have the expertise to find fraud. I went to the meetings of this Group and yester years and soon realised what a sham they were.