Advice for Victims of Company Fraud

I am a victim what can I do?

If you are a victim of fraud, you should contact your local police station or law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. Although we appreciate being notified about fraudulent companies, we are unable to help you directly.

If you think you have information that might prevent or provide intelligence on this type of crime, or you become the potential victim of another type of fraud that we are not aware of, please fill out the Report a Fraud form. We cannot reply to individual cases, but we will issue a warning on the company page to warn the public and help combat future fraud.

Who can I contact for help?

Organisations who may be able to help you are listed below.

Action Fraud ActionFraud.police.uk
The UK'��s national fraud reporting centre. If you've been scammed or conned Action Fraud provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and internet crime, and allow you to report it.

Get Safe Online GetSafeOnline.org
Get Safe Online is the UK’s national internet security awareness initiative. Working with Consumer Direct to provide consumers with information to spot and avoid internet scams. You can share your story.

Citizens Advice Bureau CitizensAdvice.org.uk
The Citizens Advice Bureau or CAB gives free, confidential information and advice. The aims of the CAB is to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, the services which are available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively

Get Safe Online

The UKs national internet security awareness initiative. Working with Consumer Direct to provide consumers with information to spot and avoid internet scams. Visit http://www.getsafeonline.org/

Metropolitan Police

Through Fraud Alert, SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU collate details of current scams and frauds in order to provide crime prevention advice to the public and industry. This data is used to identify opportunities and new methods of defeating such crimes. Please note SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU will not respond to individual situations sent into this Fraud Alert team, unless further information or clarification is required.This is necessary due to the volume of traffic received.

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau or CAB gives free, confidential information and advice. The aims of the CAB is to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, the services which are available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively. See the CAB website: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Financial Services Authority

The Financial Services Authority or FSA regulates the financial services industry in the UK. When acting as the competent authority for listing of shares on a stock exchange, it is referred to as the UK Listing Authority (UKLA), and maintains the Official list. See the FSA website: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/

How do I get my money back?

It is unlikely that you will be able to get your money back. The majority of fraudsters operate from outside of the UK. Due to the large volume of reports that they receive, the police are not usually able to investigate individual cases. You may have to cut your losses and carry out more due-diligence in future. Visit our pages for advice about how to spot fraud and how to prevent your company being highjacked.

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