Hitting back at the fraudsters

  tigertop2 20:28 07 Mar 2011

I learned about this new website from a forum I attend at a major university computing centre where I help over 60's to learn about using a PC.

There is now a task force called Action Fraud (click here) which is looking to gather information about spam and fraudulent emails in order to try and put a stop to them.

Many of you will have received such emails offering rolex watches, cheap medications or tell you that you are about to come into lots of money. You are also able to forward messages to this Action fraud group if you have been conned or ripped off by such emails.

Instructions are as follows:
You can now forward on scam emails you receive to Action Fraud at [email protected]. Its a genuine site which you can visit to learn more Important: When you send an email you are doing so over the open internet, which one cannot guarantee the security of. Therefore please do not send personal information, such as your address or bank account details, when emailing Action Fraud.

I thought it a good new facility that was worth sharing as widely as possible -hence this post you can read more about it at click here

  Forum Editor 23:33 07 Mar 2011

like this I want to issue a note of caution. Many people use the word 'fraud' to describe situations in which they feel they have suffered a financial loss at the hands of someone else. In lots of cases no fraud has occurred, but that doesn't deter people from making the accusation.

Accusing someone of fraud is a serious matter, and in the case of a false accusation it could lead to a prosecution under sections 5(2) of the 1967 criminal law act.

Anything that helps to stop genuine fraud, or to deter fraudsters in any way can only be a good thing, and ActionFraud is a welcome addition to the support consumers get from other sources.

  morddwyd 07:51 08 Mar 2011

Discussed last week

click here

  Flak999 15:30 08 Mar 2011

Sounds like the ideal place to refer all those people unhappy with the likes of Mr Muir and all of his shadow companies!

  2bathblack 22:20 09 Mar 2011

This worked for me just the once, I have tried to forward a couple of dodgy emails since and they are sent back as undeliverable. I reckon they must be overwhelmed.

  jakimo 13:43 11 Mar 2011

useful site,with cautionary advice from the FE

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