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What to do if you get scammed

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GET HELP AND REPORT 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 to 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 attemted scam, however minor, there may be hundreds of thousands of others in a similar position. Your information may form part of one big jigsaw and may be vital to completing the picture.
REPORTING FRAUD
In the South Yorkshire Police area as of April 2013, all fraud should be reported directly to Action Fraud.
ACTION FRAUD
Reporting online: www.actionfraud.police.uk
Telephine reporting: 0300 123 2040
UNLESS
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
If this is the case you shouls contact police directly either by by dialing 99 in an emergency, dialing 101 in an non-emergency or visiting a local police station.

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Alison Cundy (Police, PCSO, Sheffield Central NHP)

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