Time's up scamsters - Action Fraud is coming to get you
Do you regularly receive scam emails and letters? Does it get right on your tits? Would you like to see something done about it? Well don’t just sit on your thumbs moaning about it all – not when you could be forwarding them on to the Action Fraud website as cobbled together by the National Fraud Authority instead. How do we know that they’re not fraudsters too? Well, they’ve got the word ‘National’ in their name so they must be legitimate. Eh?
The Action Fraud site is a new initiative and the aim is to track down, round up and kill the fraudsters who rake in millions every year from scamming the vulnerable and helpless. Okay, maybe not kill – sounds like a good idea but there could be a few legal snags along the way.
The e-mails received by Action Fraud will be forwarded to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, where they will be pored over for evidence of wrongdoing. Action Fraud say that more than 3,000 bewildered sorts reported being scam victims last year, but this is believed to be the tip of the iceberg. Astonishingly, the average victim who does report a fraud has lost £27,000.
Come on crimefighters - let’s team up and nail these bastards once and for all.