Reporting scam emails to Met Police

Peter Sommer peter at
Sun Dec 4 16:33:14 GMT 2011

On 04/12/2011 14:15, Peter Tomlinson wrote:
> Is the mere act of sending a phishing or other scam email a criminal 
> offence? If so, we ought to be able to report it through actionfraud, 
> but it appears that they don't want that.

Fraud Act, 2006, s 2:  "fraud by false representation"

Part of the problem at the moment that PCeCU, SOCA e-crime and the City 
of London Police all claim jurisdiction over these offences - it is this 
confusion that the new government strategy is supposed to overcome.  
However all that is being said is that there will be a consolidation,  
not how it will be achieved.

Peter Sommer

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