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New Way Of Reporting Fraud In Dorset

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8:18am 6th December 2012

The way fraud is reported and investigated in Dorset has changed.

Victims of fraud and internet crime should now contact Action Fraud instead of the police.

They're the UK's new national fraud reporting centre.

It means that members of the public and businesses can report incidents of fraud to a 'one stop shop' rather than to their local police force.

You can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or CLICK HERE to report a scam or fraud.

However in an emergency - where a crime is in progress or life is at risk - always dial 999.   

While Action Fraud is a reporting service, it also provides victims with advice and guidance on how to limit their chances of becoming a repeat victim of this type of crime and, if requested, initiates contact for them from the Victim Support Service.

Detective Chief Inspector John Crossland, of Dorset Police, said: "Action Fraud will provide the latest information and advice regarding types of scams and fraud. It will benefit the public by ensuring a consistent service to victims wherever they are calling from, right across the country.

"By collating all the information in one place, Action Fraud will also enable greater analysis of trends and links between crimes which should assist police investigations."

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