Tackling Urban Fraud Myths


Over the next couple of week Staffordshire Police are highlighting some of the Urban Myths about online safety and fraud.

This is part of a national focus led by colleagues at Action Fraud and the City of London Police

Each evening we will post details of an #UrbanFraudMyth across our Social Media channels. The aims are to:

  • To debunk the most common myths about fraud and cyber crime.
  • To enhance the public understanding of fraud and deliver effective fraud protection advice.

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LOGO Action FraudAlso Action Fraud will have people online to help:

  • Got a #UrbanFraudMyths question? Tweet @actionfrauduk to get it debunked
  • There are plenty of #UrbanFraudMyths out there – share yours using the hashtag and @actionfrauduk
  • Have a question about common fraud myths? Action Fraud’s specialist advisers are able to offer help, advice and support on fraud and cyber crime through Facebook visit www.facebook.com/actionfraud and post on their timeline.
  • If you have fallen victim to fraud you can report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online: www.actionfraud.police.uk and receive a police crime reference number.

Action Fraud’s Twitter and Facebook timeline posts and @replies are managed by specialist trained advisors. Members of the public can  ask questions and receive help simply by tweeting @actionfrauduk 

There opening hours are Monday to Friday between 9am to 6pm.

It is important to remember the only way to report fraud and receive a police crime reference number is through the Action Fraud online reporting tool or by calling 0300 123 2040

Author: bailey9799

Communications Manager at Staffordshire Police