Action Fraud is the national fraud reporting centre and has taken over the responsibility of recording fraud in Avon and Somerset.
Action Fraud provides a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
If you've been scammed, ripped off or conned, there is something you can do about it:
Call 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk
The telephone lines are open 8am-8pm (Monday-Friday) and 9am-5pm (Saturday and Sunday), fraud can be reported 24/7 via the website.
If the offender is in the Avon and Somerset area, the crime is in progress or the crime involves a vehicle, plant, boat, animal or trailer call us on 101.
What is fraud?
In its base form, fraud is when some form of trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage – often financial – over another person, group of people or business.
There are now more than 140 types of fraud being committed regularly throughout the UK, generating income worth £73 billion every year.
The main types of fraud are:
Why can’t I report all fraud to my local police?
Previously you could report fraud directly to the police by calling 101 or visiting your local police station – streamlining how fraud is reported and information gathered across England and Wales will provide better investigative opportunities for police to work together to tackle fraud nationally.
When can I report fraud to police?