Reporting scam emails to Met Police

Clive D.W. Feather clive at
Sun Dec 4 17:15:16 GMT 2011

Peter Sommer said:
> Fraud by false representation
> (1)A person is in breach of this section if he?
> (a)dishonestly makes a false representation, and
> (b)intends, by making the representation?
> (i)to make a gain for himself or another, or
> (ii)to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.

Note that you need to show real loss, not just damage to reputation or
something like that:

(1)The references to gain and loss in sections 2 to 4 are to be read in
accordance with this section.
(2)"Gain" and "loss" -
(a)extend only to gain or loss in money or other property;
(b)include any such gain or loss whether temporary or permanent;
and "property" means any property whether real or personal (including
things in action and other intangible property).
(3)"Gain" includes a gain by keeping what one has, as well as a gain by
getting what one does not have.
(4)"Loss" includes a loss by not getting what one might get, as well as a
loss by parting with what one has.

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