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Force to join fraud scheme.

CLEVELAND Police is joining a national scheme to help improve fraud investigations. Action Fraud is a national reporting centre for fraud and financially-motivated internet crime, and from Monday, February 4, it will act as a central point of contact for people on Teesside who have information related to these crimes.

Action Fraud provides a single point of contact for reporting all fraud and joins up intelligence which leads to more targeted enforcement action.

Detective Inspector Dave Turnbull, head of the economic crime unit at Cleveland Police, said: "Action Fraud has numerous advantages, including providing a single point of contact for victims, centralised intelligence and enhancing the quality of targeted investigation and preventative activity.

"It is important victims report instances of fraud and suspected fraud to Action Fraud, even if they haven't lost money, as passing on information can help to identify fraudsters and prevent future attacks.

"Victims can also access the Victim Support Service through Action Fraud, should they require confidential, emotional support and practical help." | Report fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at actionfraud.police.uk
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jan 30, 2013
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