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Fraud Prevention Agencies

There are plenty of agencies out there to protect you from fraudulent activity.

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime.

All reports to Action fraud are passed on to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which is run by the police.

It isn’t possible for the police to respond to each individual case, however the report you give them will help them build up intelligence about fraud.

Action Fraud can offer you practical advice and can be contacted on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website for more information.

CIFAS Protective Registration

What is Cifas Protective Registration and how could it help me?

Cifas Protective Registration offers protection against identity theft for those who might be at risk. You’re considered to be at risk if:

  • Your personal documents have recently been lost or stolen
  • You’re the customer of an organisation that has recently lost or leaked data
  • You’ve been advised by the police that you’re at risk of identity theft

To help protect you, Cifas Protective Registration will place a warning flag against your name that will let other organisations know to pay close attention if your details are used to purchase products or services.

IFB – cheatline, reporting someone who you think may be committing Insurance Fraud

If you suspect someone of having committed Insurance Fraud, the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has a ‘Cheatline’ – please click here or call 0800 422 0421.

All the information received via the Cheatline is managed in the strictest confidence and used only for the purpose of detecting and disrupting insurance fraudsters.

Information submitted via the Cheatline will be reviewed and analysed, and where appropriate we will issue alerts to insurance industry members, the industry regulators, and law enforcement agencies.

For further assistance, or if you would like to speak to someone, you can also contact the Cheatline via telephone on 0800 422 0421.

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