Economic and Cyber Crime
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Shelford is the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s (APCC) lead for Economic and Cybercrime.
Fraud is the most common crime in the UK and now accounts for over 40% of all reported crime. There is around 14,000 fraud offences reported in the UK every day and national losses to fraud are counted in billions.
As APCC lead, the PCC wants to make the public more resilient and resistant to the threats posed by these crime types. He aims to engage with victims and the wider public to understand how real life experiences can inform police responses, victim support services and protection advice.
How to report fraud
- To find out more information about different types of fraud and how to protect yourself from them, visit the Action Fraud Website
- For further information about how to stay safe online, please visit The City of London Police’s Website
- All fraud should be reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud:
- If a crime is in progress you should contact your local police force by calling 101
Further information please visit Report fraud | Avon and Somerset Police
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has created a printable postcard that includes prevention advice. You can download the postcard to print here.
Fraudsters can be highly skilled, technical individuals but a great number of scams share similar patterns and often start with unsolicited communication.
Irrespective of whether you have been contacted by email, phone or at your front door, you can prevent having your personal or financial information stolen by practicing some of the advice available found on the postcard.
Economic and Cyber Crime updates
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