Something fishy?
Report fraud to us between 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday

Your questions about us

Do you have a question? Please fill in our report form.

Is Fraud Help Desk part of Dutch police?

No. However, we do work together with the police and the Public Prosecution Service (Dutch: Openbaar Ministerie, OM), the body of public prosecutors in the Netherlands. Here’s a a list of all our partners and the organisations we work with.

Is Fraud Help Desk a government agency?

We have no investigative powers. We cannot press criminal charges against scammers either. What we do is study and analyse scammers’ methods in order to get a clear picture of their fraudulent practices.

What happens to the report I send you?

No, we are a private foundation subsidised by the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice.

Can I report anonymously?

We file all the incoming report forms in our database system. The data we process will be used for analysis and research.

The information reported to us has great statistical value and gives the Fraud Help Desk insight in both the extent of the problem and the way scammers work.

Can I get legal help from you?

No, the data you provide will be recorded. However, this information is for internal use only. We treat the information you give strictly confidentially in accordance with national privacy legislation. Fraud Help Desk will always ask permission before going public with your data.

You can pass on information about crime anonymously by calling M (Meld Misdaad Anoniem). M is independent of the police and its telephone number is free of charge and open every day of the week to calls from within and outside the Netherlands. Dial +31 (0) 800 - 7000.