Fraud victim advocacy, fraud recoginition and prevention education, and law enforcement support

fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support

Fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support


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International Jurisdictions:

Interpol   New Scotland Yard   Royal Canadian Mounted Police


NOTE: Before filing a complaint with a foreign agency, you must first file a complaint with your local police.  The complaint number, police station name, address, phone number, and the investigating officer's name are vital for international correspondence.  If you do not supply this information, you will be directed to call back when the information is available.


Unlike the Scotland Yard portrayed in the movies, the Yard is actually the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).  Founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1829, it is the largest of the police forces that operate in Greater London.  It covers an area of 620 square miles and a population of 7.2 million. (

In order to file a report with the MPS, you must contact the station that is closest to the address of the swindler, and you must have your local police complaint information at the ready.  For the very best information on how to do this, please refer to the instructions on the Metropolitan Police Service Fraud web site.  They have done an excellent job of creating an easy-to-understand site that covers the majority of fraud crimes and how to report them. 


The Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad specializes in high-value crime, that is amounts of greater than 75,000.  Therefore, if you have been involved in a High-Yield Investment fraud or high-value 419 fraud where the swindlers have given you coordinates in England, and London in particular, then call the Metropolitan Police switchboard at 020 7230 1212 and ask to be put through to the Fraud Squad.

If the fraud is for a value of less than 75,000 then you can either find the nearest London MPS station here:

Or you can do what I do - go the the MPS directory at, call any old station, and ask them for the phone number of the station that corresponds to the address the swindler gave you.  If the swindler gave you a phone number, check it against the exchanges on the station list until you find one that matches.

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