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What To Do If You Think You Have Been Scammed

By DomBrowzer 12 Feb 2020

Advice from South Yorkshire Police about what to do if you think you have been a victim of a scam

If you think you have uncovered a scam, have been targeted by a scam or fallen victim, there are many authorities you can contact for advice or make a report. 

Reporting crime, including fraud, is important. If you don't tell the authorities , how do they know it has happened and how can they do anything about it? Remember that if you are a victim of a scam or an attempted scam, however minor, there may be hundreds or thousands of others in a similar position. Your information may form part of one big jigsaw and may be vital to completing the picture.

In the South Yorkshire area as of April 2013, all fraud should be reported directly to Action Fraud.

Reporting online
Telephone reporting 0300 12302040


A crime is in progress or about to be committed

The suspect is known or can be easily identified.

The crime involves a vulnerable victim.

In this case you should contact the police directly either by dialling 999 in an emergency , dialling 101 in a non-emergency or visiting a police station

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