A CENTRAL point for reporting fraud and financially-motivated Internet crime has been set up for South Yorkshire residents to use.
Action Fraud is being launched nationally on April 1 and will involve officers from South, West and North Yorkshire and Humberside working together to tackle fraud and internet scams.
Action Fraud, run by the National Fraud Authority, will be the main agency for people to contact if they are a victim of a scam or fraud – both in terms of making reports and accessing support and prevention advice.
Graham Wragg, manager of South Yorkshire Police’s economic crime unit said: “Action Fraud will improve the service the police give to victims of fraud.
“We will be able to analyse fraud offences and those who perpetrate it across the country, rather than just locally, thereby enhancing our ability to detect and prosecute offenders.”
* Contact Action Fraud via Action Fraud or by calling 0300 1232040 but dial 101 or 999 to report a fraud offence in progress, including doorstep conmen.