Crime Information

Automated Action Fraud Tech Support – Scam Calls

Automated Action Fraud Tech Support – scam calls
We are aware of fraudsters claiming to be from Action
Fraud contacting victims using automated phone calls in
order to gain remote access to their computers and drain
bank accounts.
Victims are receiving cold-calls from fraudsters purporting
to represent Action Fraud. When the calls are answered, an
automated voice asks the responder to “press 1 if you have
made a report to Action Fraud. ” When the responder
presses 1, they are transferred to a fraudster .
Victims are informed that their computers have been
hacked, which has led to their online bank account being
compromised and funds being withdrawn. One particular
victim was told that £40,000 had fraudulently left their