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Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert


These pages have been set up by the Sterling Prevention Unit, part of the Economic and Specialist Crime OCU (SCD6) as a resource to assist in combating specific types of fraud and other economic crime, and to prevent you becoming a victim of crime.

Sterling is the Metropolitan Police initiative to tackle Economic Crime throughout London. By working together with individuals and organisations, from all levels of the private and public sectors, Sterling aims to make London safer from all types of Economic Crime. Innovative new techniques are being developed to prevent, disrupt, and prosecute fraud related offences.

Please see our PDF for a full introduction:

Please send all banking related phishing emails to reports@banksafeonline.org.uk. Queries related to Paypal or Ebay should be sent to spoof@paypal.co.uk and spoof@ebay.co.uk respectively. Please copy us into any emails that are sent to these organisations.

Please note we will not respond to ALL emails sent into the Fraud Alert team, unless we require further information or clarification from you. We apologise for this, but this is necessary due to the volume of email traffic we are receiving.


Listed below are our 5 most recent news stories available. To view previous news stories then please visit our Archive.

On this site the following are available:

Helpful information

If as a result of one of these frauds or any other type of fraud, you have become a victim of crime, you will need to attend your local police station to report the allegation. If you are a resident in Greater London area this link will provide details of your local police station.

If you are resident outside the London area the following link will provide you with details of your local force website from which you can obtain details of your local police station.

Currently there is no facility in the UK to report fraud offences on line.